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  • 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Apr 2017

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

    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.
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    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?

    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Feb 2017

  • Dolly The Sheep: What happened next?

    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?

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Feb 2017

  • Does counting calories work?

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    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...
  • What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

    By Mary Bates

    As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jan 2017

  • What can parasites on Arctic shrews tell us about climate change?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jan 2017
    As scientists try to understand how the changing climate might affect global species, one study is looking at a small mammal - and its smaller parasites - to...
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    Biology Week

    By Rachel McMullan

    Celebrate all the biosciences during the Royal Society Biology Week, running over nine days from...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Oct 2016

  • Biology Week

    Biology Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Royal Society of Biology
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Oct 2016
    Celebrate all the biosciences during the Royal Society Biology Week, running over nine days from 8th - 16th October. 
  • Oxygen, blood and the body

    By Dr Simon Collinson

    How do living things transport and store oxygen for respiration? Dr Simon Collinson explains.

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Jan 2016

  • Oxygen, blood and the body

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
    How do living things transport and store oxygen for respiration? Dr Simon Collinson explains.
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    Top tips for budding biologists

    In this video discover top tips from experts in biology and get a feel for whether studying biology (and an...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Jan 2016

  • Top tips for budding biologists

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    Top tips for budding biologists Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Silverback films/BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jan 2016
    In this video discover top tips from experts in biology and get a feel for whether studying biology (and an eventual career in the field) is for you.
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    02 Dec 2015

  • Meet the academic - Dr Claire Rostron

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    Meet the academic - Dr Claire Rostron Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 02 Dec 2015
    Dr Claire Rostron talks Health Science and Neuroscience with Janet Sumner. 
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    5 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2015

  • Strange coloured teeth; strange coloured bones

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2015
    Are bones and teeth always white? Not always...

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    Science: concepts and practice

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    In this wholly online module, you'll explore key ideas that underpin the study of...

    Infectious disease and public health

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    Infectious disease and public health
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front...

    Questions in science

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    Questions in science
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This introductory science module encompasses astronomy and planetary science;...

    The science of the mind: investigating mental health

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    The science of the mind: investigating mental health
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    To what extent can we understand mental wellbeing and treat mental health...

    Calculus of variations and advanced calculus

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    Calculus of variations and advanced calculus
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 16 Aug 2018
    The Calculus of Variations is an important mathematical tool in optimisation and...

    The biology of survival

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    The biology of survivalis an innovative on-screen module covering the biology and...

    Cell biology

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    Cell biologyexplores the fascinating and diverse world of cells, from single...

    Environmental science

    Course Course
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    This on-screen module spans biology, chemistry, Earth science and physics, drawing...

    Human biology

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    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 May 2018 Register by 13 Sep 2018
    You'll learn about the major human body systems (cardiovascular, respiratory,...
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