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Soil as the book of nature

Soil as the book of nature Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2009
Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it the respect it deserves.

Darwin Now pod 1: Why do we care about Darwin now?

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Darwin Now pod 1: Why do we care about Darwin now? Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory Level Duration 30 mins Updated 05 Oct 2009
Professor Steve Jones reflects on how well Darwin’s ground-breaking theory of evolution has stood the test of time. Fern Elsdon Baker...

Can a techno-fix offer the world a global warming breathing space?

Can a techno-fix offer the world a global warming breathing space? Creative commons image Credit: GuentherHH under CC-BY-ND licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Sep 2009
Is geo-engineering and the use of artificial forests likely to provide a long-term solution to reducing our carbon dioxide levels?

After Kyoto

After Kyoto Creative commons image Credit: United Nations Photo under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Aug 2009
The Open University's Joe Smith sets the scene, in the run up to the Copenhagen climate talks.

Nuclear power - yes please?

Nuclear power - yes please? Creative commons image Credit: JohnGreyTurner under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory Level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 May 2009
Are we coming to terms with nuclear power - or is a push for reactors masking a need to reduce consumption?

Copenhagen is the last chance to save the world

Copenhagen is the last chance to save the world Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Mar 2009
As we approach the Copenhagen climate conference, Joe Smith suggests that we put too much emphasis on single events

Will the cold winter check the spread north of global warming species?

Will the cold winter check the spread north of global warming species? Copyrighted image Credit: M E Dodd
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2009
As global warming species have been gradually spreading north, Mike Dodd asks if they'll now be vulnerable to a cold winter?

Jimmy on the Evolution Megalab

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Jimmy on the Evolution Megalab Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2009
How can a common snail, found in parks and gardens everywhere, show evolution in progress - and help track climate change? Jimmy Doherty explains.

Breaking Science: Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture...

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Breaking Science: Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture... Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory Level Duration 30 mins Updated 25 Jan 2009
Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture for headaches and does watching TV really make you short-sighted?

Predict and provide (and pollute)

Predict and provide (and pollute) Creative commons image Credit: Graeme Walker under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Jan 2009
Joe Smith considers the environmental cost of a third runway at Heathrow airport