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  • Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BDH for The BBC

    Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

    This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Mar 2018

  • Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You

    Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BDH for The BBC
    Introductory level Updated 27 Mar 2018
    This blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground-breaking computer generated...
  • Science doesn't know how free divers do it Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Free-Photos

    Science doesn't know how free divers do it

    By Kevin Fong

    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Mar 2018

  • Science doesn't know how free divers do it

    Science doesn't know how free divers do it Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Free-Photos
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Mar 2018
    It's not a total mystery - but, explains Kevin Wong, there's still a lot about free diving that science can't quite explain.
  • British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week

    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2018! We've got free courses, games,...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Mar 2018

  • British Science Week

    British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 18 Mar 2018
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 9th - 18th March 2018! We've got free courses, games, animations and more...
  • What are nerve agents - and what do they do? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin

    What are nerve agents - and what do they do?

    By Simon Cotton

    It's a question the people of Salisbury weren't expecting to have to ask themselves following a quick trip to a Zizzi...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Mar 2018

  • What are nerve agents - and what do they do?

    What are nerve agents - and what do they do? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Mar 2018
    It's a question the people of Salisbury weren't expecting to have to ask themselves following a quick trip to a Zizzi on a quiet Sunday. Sergei Skripal's...
  • Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish Creative commons image Icon Brian Gratwicke under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish

    Swimming around without any self-control, the better to spread infection. Are killifish zombies, raised from the dead...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2017

  • Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish

    Hallowain't III: Kilifish - the zombie fish Creative commons image Icon Brian Gratwicke under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2017
    Swimming around without any self-control, the better to spread infection. Are killifish zombies, raised from the dead? No.
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.
  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    By Professor Margaret Rayman, Dr Sarah Bath

    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

    Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Lisa Redfern
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.
  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2017

  • What effects does mercury have on health and the environment?

    What effects does mercury have on health and the environment? Creative commons image Icon STA3816 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Sep 2017
    Although in its natural form mercury is not especially toxic, it still poses a real risk when it finds its way into the environment.
  • 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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    Radio Programme

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2017

  • BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series

    BBC Inside Science 2017/2018 series Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Updated 15 Aug 2017
    Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
  • 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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    Article

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...

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  • Basic science: understanding experiments

    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Basic science: understanding experiments

    Basic science: understanding experiments
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Jun 2017
    This free course, Basic science: understanding experiments, introduces you to...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: 12019
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science Creative commons image Icon Natural Resources Conservation Science under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Creative commons image Icon Milosz1 under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Biological science: from genes to species

    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This module explores a range of advanced topics in biological science from...

    Practical science: biology and health

    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    The activities in this module explore a range of topics in biology and health...

    Researching biology and health science

    Researching biology and health science Creative commons image Icon Abhijith Ar | Dreamstime.com under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018 Register by 10 Jan 2019
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    Signals and perception: the science of the senses

    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Apr 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This sensory neuroscience module uses fundamental concepts from biology, chemistry...
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