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As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho video icon

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As Cassini reaches the end, we should prepare the next mission

What Cassini taught us about Saturn's moons is a start. We look back at its amazing journey, and Monica Grady argues we should now be thinking about sending the next probe.

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Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Eden

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Light And Dark

In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.

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The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan) Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ESA / NASA / JPL / University of Arizona article icon

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The Material World: On Chesil Beach (getting closer to Titan)

The OU's planetary scientists spend time on Chesil Beach, simulating the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

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Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: FranciscoFdez video icon

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Why is the iPhone X a thousand-dollar gamble?

As it launches a new model, Apple is hoping that its brand will persuade enough people to dig deep into their pockets. Loizos Heracleous explores Apple's thinking.

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5 mins
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Are movies really getting longer?

You might think movies are getting longer and longer - but the data tells a more interesting story. Evan Stewart orders a large popcorn.

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The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC BBC Two

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The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth. 

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Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC BBC Four

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Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and how it works

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Four weird ideas people used to have about women’s periods Creative commons image Icon Katrina Harrison under CC BY-NC 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license video icon

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Four weird ideas people used to have about women’s periods

Professor of Classical Studies Helen King takes a look at historic beliefs around menstrual periods.

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5 mins
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Creating musical sounds

How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is actually a musical instrument? In this free course, Creating musical sounds, we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.

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20 hrs

Science, Maths & Technology

Creating musical sounds

How do different instruments produce the sounds we classify as music? How do we decide whether something whether a piano or a vacuum cleaner is actually a musical instrument? In this free course, Creating musical sounds, we investigate the way vibrations and sound waves are harnessed to create music.

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What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean? Creative commons image Icon Medvedev under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license article icon

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What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury and what does it mean?

In August 2017, a new convention governing the use of Mercury came into force (at least in the countries which have signed up). María Elena Hurtado explains what it means - and why it's only a first step.

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What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license article icon

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What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into the environment.

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