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  • Light And Dark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    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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    18 Sep 2017

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    In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.
  • How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests? Creative commons image Icon Hitchster under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests?

    By Neil Wilkins

    Scientists more used to tracking natural threats can help shed light on what North Korea is up to. Neil Wilkins...

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    04 Sep 2017

  • How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests?

    How does earthquake science help us track North Korea's nuclear tests? Creative commons image Icon Hitchster under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2017
    Scientists more used to tracking natural threats can help shed light on what North Korea is up to. Neil Wilkins explains how.
  • Mars: A collection Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA

    Mars: A collection

    OpenLearn has been covering the scientific research into our neighbour in space for nearly twenty years. Dip into our...

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    23 Aug 2017

  • Mars: A collection

    Mars: A collection Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: NASA
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    OpenLearn has been covering the scientific research into our neighbour in space for nearly twenty years. Dip into our archive...
  • How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

    By Professor David Rothery

    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave...

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    10 Jul 2017

  • How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space?

    How do rules on contamination limit our ability to explore space? Creative commons image Icon NASA Goodard Space Flight Center under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave Rothery suggests we might need to relax...
  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    By Sir Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...

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    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...
  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    By Professor Andrew Norton

    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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    22 May 2017

  • Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

    Doctor Who: Is time travel possible? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Mreco99 | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force -...

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    10 May 2017

  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 10 May 2017
    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force - electricity.
  • The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Beginning and End of the Universe

    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.

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    18 Apr 2017

  • The Beginning and End of the Universe

    The Beginning and End of the Universe Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
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    In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
  • What Makes A Sound Musical? Creative commons image Icon Jesse Kruger under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What Makes A Sound Musical?

    By Dr David Sharp

    We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical

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    24 Feb 2017

  • What Makes A Sound Musical?

    What Makes A Sound Musical? Creative commons image Icon Jesse Kruger under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical
  • What is sound? Creative commons image Icon By Chittka L, Brockmann - Perception Space—The Final Frontier, A PLoS Biology Vol. 3, No. 4, e137 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030137 (Fig. 1A/Large version), vectorised by Inductiveload, CC BY 2.5 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    What is sound?

    By Dr David Sharp

    We hear it all the time - but what is sound?

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    24 Feb 2017

  • What is sound?

    What is sound? Creative commons image Icon By Chittka L, Brockmann - Perception Space—The Final Frontier, A PLoS Biology Vol. 3, No. 4, e137 doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030137 (Fig. 1A/Large version), vectorised by Inductiveload, CC BY 2.5 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2017
    We hear it all the time - but what is sound?