In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the...
Level: 1 Introductory
02 Nov 2017
Scientists have detected gravitational waves by the violent collision of two huge stars weighing more than...
18 Oct 2017
By Neil Wilkins
Scientists more used to tracking natural threats can help shed light on what North Korea is up to. Neil Wilkins...
04 Sep 2017
OpenLearn has been covering the scientific research into our neighbour in space for nearly twenty years. Dip into our...
23 Aug 2017
For good reasons, there are rules about how we run the risk of introducing Earth microbes onto other planets. Dave...
10 Jul 2017
Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...
05 Jul 2017
Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!
22 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...
10 May 2017
In this two-part series, Prof Jim Al-Khalili tackles the biggest subject of all: the universe.
18 Apr 2017
We look at the defining characteristics that make a sound musical
24 Feb 2017