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Where does outer space begin?

Where does outer space begin? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2009
We don't really know where space begins, as Dave Rothery explains

Mission to Titan

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Mission to Titan Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Jul 2009
Have you ever wanted to explore a distant planet? In this exciting album, Titan, Saturn’s biggest moon, is revealed live before our eyes for the...

Breaking Science: Frozen clones, friendly bacteria, Dalmations...

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Breaking Science: Frozen clones, friendly bacteria, Dalmations... Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 07 Nov 2008
How to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, clone a frozen mouse, and harness the elusive power of vitamins.

How many lightbulb jokes does it take to save the world?

How many lightbulb jokes does it take to save the world? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 May 2008
Humour has a part to play in getting the message about climate change across.

Challenge: Distillation of Seawater Using Solar Power

Challenge: Distillation of Seawater Using Solar Power Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 28 Jan 2008
Our Rough Scientists took a challenge to distill water using just the sun - here's how they did it...

Truth Will Out - Global warming is caused by human activity

Truth Will Out - Global warming is caused by human activity Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 45 mins Updated 19 Apr 2007
Truth Will Out spoke to a number of experts in the field of climate change to get their view of global climate change. These articles were...

The climateprediction.net story

The climateprediction.net story Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Jan 2007
As the results are announced, we look back at the rollercoaster ride of the experiment. Bob Spicer tells the climateprediction.net story

Venus Express

Venus Express Copyrighted image Credit: ESA
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2006
What are the aims of the Venus Express mission?

Venus's atmosphere

Venus's atmosphere Copyrighted image Credit: NASA
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Apr 2006
What we know about the atmosphere on Venus - prior to the launch of Venus Express

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The Birth of Comedy

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The Birth of Comedy Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 15 Aug 2013
Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the adolescent humour of The Inbetweeners, add in a healthy dose of...

Watching the weather

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Watching the weather Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission © NASA
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 26 Apr 2013
This unit describes how meteorological observations are made looking upwards from the surface of the Earth, looking downwards from satellites in...

Climate change

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Climate change Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 18 hours Updated 26 Jul 2011
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global...

Ecosystems: the carbon cycle

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Ecosystems: the carbon cycle Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Advanced level Duration 20 mins Updated 05 Dec 2009
What is photosynthesis, and why does Sir David Attenborough describe it as 'the very basis of life?'. This album explains how the balance of...

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Chemical change and environmental applications

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Chemical change and environmental applications Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 200 hours Updated 31 Oct 2014 Register by 09 Apr 2015
Learn about the factors that cause and direct chemical reactions – from those in a car exhaust to those in the complex natural system of the...