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  • Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

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

    Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school? New content
    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 Updated content
    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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    Article

    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...
  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    By Leslie Noble

    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline panics.
  • British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week

    British Science Week

    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!

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    Article

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2017

  • British Science Week

    British Science Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: British Science Week
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 13 Mar 2017
    Celebrate all things science with British Science Week 10th-19th March 2017!
  • Quiz: Can you identify food under an electron microscope? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Science Photo
    Activity

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Feb 2017

  • Quiz: Can you identify food under an electron microscope?

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    Quiz: Can you identify food under an electron microscope? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Science Photo
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Can you tell blue cheese from dental plaque? Try our interactive quiz to find out and learn more about food with fascinating facts from James Wong!
  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    By Professor George Seidel

    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    Dolly The Sheep: What happened next? Creative commons image Icon Brian O'Donovan under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Feb 2017
    Back at the start of the century, OpenLearn - or Open2.net as we were then known - investigated Dolly The Sheep and the implications of cloning animals....
  • Does counting calories work? Creative commons image Icon Mike Mozart under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Does counting calories work?

    By Nicola Twilley, Cynthia Graber

    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. ...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Does counting calories work?

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    Does counting calories work? Creative commons image Icon Mike Mozart under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    If you're finding your new diet frustrating because you can't make the calories add up, you're not alone. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley investigate...

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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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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2017

  • Basic science: understanding experiments

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    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

    Course Course
    Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    If you’re interested in human biology, psychology and health, or you are thinking...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    Are you fascinated by life’s big questions? Are you thinking about studying for a...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Natural Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    If you’re curious about the world we live in and enjoy delving into a wide range...

    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Health Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    If you’re interested in the science behind our health – from what we can do as...

    BSc (Honours) Environmental Science

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    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 Oct 2017
    Environmental science is a vital and vibrant subject, exploring the complexities...

    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences

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    BSc (Honours) Natural Sciences Creative commons image Icon Milosz1 under CC BY 2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017
    We live in a society that depends on science, but how many of us really understand...

    Researching biology and health science

    Course Course
    Researching biology and health science Creative commons image Icon Abhijith Ar | Dreamstime.com under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range...

    Questions in science

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    Questions in science Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Irochka | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Oct 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    This introductory science module encompasses astronomy and planetary science;...
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