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  • Why is snow so hard to predict? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 70154

    Why is snow so hard to predict?

    By Peter Clark

    Much of Britain has been told to prepare for its first significant snow of the winter today. But equally, it might...

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    12 Jan 2017

  • Why is snow so hard to predict?

    Why is snow so hard to predict? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 70154 New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2017
    Much of Britain has been told to prepare for its first significant snow of the winter today. But equally, it might not happen - New York famously faced a...
  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How do I pitch an idea to a science editor?

    How do I pitch an idea to a science editor? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Kaboompics New content
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    If you've got a story about science, you'll want to get it read. The first step is getting an editor to want to publish it... but how do you persuade the...
  • What do safe drinking guidelines mean? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Benis Arapovic | Dreamstime.com

    What do safe drinking guidelines mean?

    By David Spiegelhalter

    The professor charged with Public Understanding of Risk tries to make sense of the latest rules for safe alcohol...

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    16 Nov 2016

  • What do safe drinking guidelines mean?

    What do safe drinking guidelines mean? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Benis Arapovic | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
    The professor charged with Public Understanding of Risk tries to make sense of the latest rules for safe alcohol consumption.
  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    By Eric Kaufmann

    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.

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    10 Nov 2016

  • Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit

    Why the economy can't explain Trump or Brexit Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Nov 2016
    Two shocks to the political system, but neither, says Eric Kaufmann, were driven by personal economic circumstances.
  • How did Trump win the White House? Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How did Trump win the White House?

    By Professor Anthony J. Gaughan

    There are five factors which took Trump to Pennsylvania Avenue, believes Anthony J. Gaughan

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    09 Nov 2016

  • How did Trump win the White House?

    How did Trump win the White House? Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
    There are five factors which took Trump to Pennsylvania Avenue, believes Anthony J. Gaughan
  • Crater calculator Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Fredrik / NASA

    Crater calculator

    How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will...

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    09 Sep 2016

  • Crater calculator

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    Crater calculator Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Fredrik / NASA
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Sep 2016
    How big a crater would be made by an impact from a body hurtling from space? It depends... but our calculator will give you an idea. You can choose either to...
  • The 2016 race enters the home straight Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The 2016 race enters the home straight

    By Leighton Vaughan Williams

    The start of September sees the US Presidential election enter its final stages. The polls might be suggesting...

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    02 Sep 2016

  • The 2016 race enters the home straight

    The 2016 race enters the home straight Creative commons image Icon Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2016
    The start of September sees the US Presidential election enter its final stages. The polls might be suggesting Hillary will coast to victory - but how far...
  • How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: RobertoVi

    How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights?

    By Christabel Ligami

    The spread of mobile phone access is helping revolutionise the way data on family planning is being used and shared,...

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    09 Aug 2016

  • How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights?

    How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: RobertoVi
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2016
    The spread of mobile phone access is helping revolutionise the way data on family planning is being used and shared, reports Christabel Ligami
  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Adrian Pingstone / Public Domain

    OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the...

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    03 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Adrian Pingstone / Public Domain
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
    Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the Alzheimer's drug isn't. Free learning from...
  • OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The slow burn of an incendiary John Lennon line - and why chickens aren't linked to oil imports. Free learning from...

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    01 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 1st August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2016
    The slow burn of an incendiary John Lennon line - and why chickens aren't linked to oil imports. Free learning from across the day.

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  • Using a scientific calculator

    Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and want to learn how to use it? This free course, Using a scientific...

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    23 Sep 2016

  • Using a scientific calculator

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    Using a scientific calculator Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 23 Sep 2016
    Do you have a Casio fx-83 ES scientific calculator (or a compatible model) and...
  • Finding information in mathematics and statistics

    This free course, Finding information in mathematics and statistics, will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether...

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    9 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Aug 2016

  • Finding information in mathematics and statistics

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    Finding information in mathematics and statistics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Aug 2016
    This free course, Finding information in mathematics and statistics, will help you...
  • Numbers: Getting to grips with division

    Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number into another, especially if decimals are involved, without having to rely on a calculator?...

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    1 hour

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    10 Aug 2016

  • Numbers: Getting to grips with division

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 10 Aug 2016
    Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number into another, especially...
  • Maths for science and technology

    Youre about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering whether your level of maths is going to be enough to get you through....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Jul 2016

  • Maths for science and technology

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    Youre about to start a course in science and technology and you're wondering...
  • Language, notation and formulas

    Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course, Language, notation and formulas, will help you to express yourself...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 May 2016

  • Language, notation and formulas

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    Language, notation and formulas Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 31 May 2016
    Communication is as vital in mathematics as in any language. This free course,...
  • Ratio, proportion and percentages

    From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This free course is designed to help you become more...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Apr 2016

  • Ratio, proportion and percentages

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    Ratio, proportion and percentages Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
    From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday...
  • Squares, roots and powers

    From paving your patio to measuring the ingredients for your latest recipe, squares, roots and powers really are part of everyday life. This free...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Apr 2016

  • Squares, roots and powers

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    Squares, roots and powers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
    From paving your patio to measuring the ingredients for your latest recipe,...
  • Prices

    This free course, Prices, looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and the construction of a price index. You will also look at the...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Apr 2016

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    Prices Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 25 Apr 2016
    This free course, Prices, looks at a wide variety of ways of comparing prices and...
  • Geometry

    Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this free course you will explore the concepts of angles, shapes,...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2016

  • Geometry

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    Geometry Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
    Geometry is concerned with the various aspects of size, shape and space. In this...
  • Exploring distance time graphs

    Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of representation, graphs rely on shared understandings of symbols...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2016

  • Exploring distance time graphs

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    Exploring distance time graphs Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
    Graphs are a common way of presenting information. However, like any other type of...