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Living on the Moon

Living on the Moon Copyrighted image Credit: Chad Baker/NASA
Updated 04 Jun 2014
New research suggests the Moon could one day become a base for humanity to live and to explore the solar system.

Sherry is not just for Christmas

Sherry is not just for Christmas Copyrighted image Credit: Javarman | Dreamstime.com
Updated 03 Jun 2014
OU organic chemistry Professor Peter Taylor explains why Jerez’s finest export is too good to left gathering dust while waiting for Christmas to...

Never forget Colin Pillinger

Never forget Colin Pillinger Copyrighted image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 29 May 2014
Colin did so much for the UK space industry and, hopefully, we'll soon be launching a mission to Mars from the UK, writes Michael Brooks.

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology

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Practising science: Reading the rocks and ecology Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 14 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
Have you ever wondered how scientists analyse the environment? This unit introduces you to the techniques used by science students at residential...

Nutrition: Proteins

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and...

Test kits for water analysis

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This unit steps outside the laboratory to look at some examples of analytical procedures being carried out in the field using commercial test kits....

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course provides a good basic introduction and equips you with the skills...

Certificate in Physics

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Certificate in Physics Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 900 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age – discoveries being made now will change your life, and learning physics...

Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014
Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a degree? The Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences...