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  • What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief? Creative commons image Icon DFID under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    What part did citizen science play in hurricane disaster relief?

    By Rebekah Yore

    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were...

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    19 Oct 2017

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    The Caribbean was hit by two powerful hurricanes in quick succession - Irma and Maria. Citizen scientists were amongst those who swung into action to help,...
  • Plastic materials, pollution and recycling Creative commons image Icon epSos.de [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Plastic materials, pollution and recycling

    By Dr Simon Collinson

    What benefits do plastics offer society? What can we do with used plastic to avoid damage to the environment? ...

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    06 Sep 2017

  • Plastic materials, pollution and recycling

    Plastic materials, pollution and recycling Creative commons image Icon epSos.de [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Sep 2017
    What benefits do plastics offer society? What can we do with used plastic to avoid damage to the environment? Simon Collinson investigates...
  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on ...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Aug 2017

  • How space exploration has given us better weather predictions

    How space exploration has given us better weather predictions Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2017
    What has putting astronauts and robots into space done for us back on Earth? Check out our short comic on weather satellites and predictions. 
  • BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series

    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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    15 Aug 2017

  • BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series

    BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
  • Can science make you a better leader? Creative commons image Icon Pedro Ribeiro Simões under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can science make you a better leader?

    By Professor Amanda Shantz, Professor Katie Bailey

    We're going through a period where trust in leadership is at an all time low. Does science have any advice for those...

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    03 Aug 2017

  • Can science make you a better leader?

    Can science make you a better leader? Creative commons image Icon Pedro Ribeiro Simões under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2017
    We're going through a period where trust in leadership is at an all time low. Does science have any advice for those who would be out in front?
  • How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    By Crispin Maslog

    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed...

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    13 Jul 2017

  • How can scientists fight the tide of "fake news"?

    How can scientists fight the tide of Creative commons image Icon NHD-INFO under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2017
    "Fake news" is as much a problem for scientists as politicians. Crispin Maslog calls for an end to propaganda dressed up in lab coats.
  • Tomorrow's World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Tomorrow's World

    The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our...

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    3 hours

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Tomorrow's World

    Tomorrow's World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jun 2017
    The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our lives are changing with advancements in...
  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    By Pelumi Nubi

    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies...

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    21 Apr 2017

  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies has exploited similar human...
  • Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health Creative commons image Icon By Lite-Trac (Lite-Trac) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

    By Alex Dawson

    What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

    Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health Creative commons image Icon By Lite-Trac (Lite-Trac) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student explains their research... 

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  • Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus

    Downs syndrome is the condition that is screened for the most in pregnant women because of the increased risk with the increasing age of mothers....

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  • Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
    Downs syndrome is the condition that is screened for the most in pregnant women...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    If you’re fascinated by astronomy and planetary science, this certificate course...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Environment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

    Certificate in Health Sciences

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    Duration 600 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This certificate provides a broad introduction to health sciences, exploring some...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Certificate in Physics

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    Certificate in Physics
    Duration 900 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    Physics is perhaps the most exciting intellectual adventure of our age –...

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...