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    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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    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...
  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

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    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift...

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    23 Dec 2016

  • Santa: An OpenLearn reading list

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    He's making a reading list; he's checking it twice. Here's a collection of academic takes on Santa and related gift-bringers to round off our week of...
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    OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

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    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept...

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  • OpenLearn Live: 7th December 2016

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    Straddling our relaunch, learning and research across the day - including remembering Mary Hesse and how Romans kept warm.
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    Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars

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    The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their...

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    The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their role in the remarkable mission.
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    Explainer: What is autophagy?

    By Sarah Needs, Tala Chehab, Dr Sarah Allman

    The discovery of the mechanism for autophagy by Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in...

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    06 Oct 2016

  • Explainer: What is autophagy?

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    The discovery of the mechanism for autophagy by Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - get the lowdown on what...
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    Free course: Histology

    OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free...

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    OpenLearn is a great place to get an idea of what to expect from Open University study; trying one of our free courses, such as Histology is an ideal...
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    BBC Inside Science - 2016/2017 series

    Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

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    Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
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    10 flabbergasting facts you'll find on OpenLearn

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    As we turn 10 this year, we bring to you our most outrageous bits of wisom from our free learning site. You never...

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    09 Jun 2016

  • 10 flabbergasting facts you'll find on OpenLearn

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    As we turn 10 this year, we bring to you our most outrageous bits of wisom from our free learning site. You never know, they might crop up in a pub quiz....
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    Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists

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    Latin American scientists are coming together to promote their work more widely. Felix Moronta explains how.

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    19 Apr 2016

  • Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists

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    Latin American scientists are coming together to promote their work more widely. Felix Moronta explains how.
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    10 facts about the number ten

    OpenLearn is 10 this year, so to mark this occasion we're taking a look at 10 facts on our age. 

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2016
    OpenLearn is 10 this year, so to mark this occasion we're taking a look at 10 facts on our age. 

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  • Detecting Down’s syndrome in the unborn fetus

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