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Darwin Now pod 6: Language diversity

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Darwin Now pod 6: Language diversity Copyrighted image Copyright: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 10 Nov 2009
Do languages evolve in the same way as species do in nature? If so, how can evolutionary biologists shed light on the study of language diversity?

The language of private capital

The language of private capital Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2009
The rise of the private equity firms may not necessarily be a bad thing, but on the other hand, the idea of using one language for business may not...

The Open University Worldwide

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The Open University Worldwide Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
The Open University transforms lives. Millions have realised or expanded their potential through flexible education programmes allowing them to...

Techno-flops

Techno-flops Copyrighted image Copyright: Jmb, some rights reserved.
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2009
As technology continues to progress at speed, Ian Johnston reminds us of some of the techno-flops of the past

OU on the BBC: Electric Dreams - About the series

OU on the BBC: Electric Dreams - About the series Creative commons image Grant Mitchell under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Sep 2009
BBC Four gives viewers a unique insight into how developments in technology have shaped our lives over the past 40 years, in Electric Dreams, a new...

Languages falling silent: Diversity in biological and cultural context

Languages falling silent: Diversity in biological and cultural context Copyrighted image Copyright: Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2009
Yoseph Araya takes a look at what we mean by biocultural diversity, and what we can do to preserve it

How to succeed at negotiations

How to succeed at negotiations Copyrighted image Copyright: Andrzej Tokarski | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2009
Jane Henry has some suggestions for successful negotiation techniques.

A poster boy for academic research

A poster boy for academic research Copyrighted image Copyright: NASA
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Jul 2008
When it comes to academic posters a snappy title and some eye catching images help in getting a complex message across

The beleaguered Olympic torch

The beleaguered Olympic torch Copyrighted image Copyright: Francesco Carucci | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2008
With the Olympic torch attracting protests around the globe, Giles Mohan asks what an Olympic boycott would achieve.

The Art of Science

The Art of Science Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Sep 2007
Scientists need to develop a variety of skills. The following explores what we consider to be some of the more important, and includes suggestions...