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Bang challenge: Help Liz break through the rocks

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Bang challenge: Help Liz break through the rocks Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Apr 2010
Trapped behind layers of rock, can you use your knowledge of fossils to set Liz free?

Geological glossary

Geological glossary Copyrighted image Copyright: OU
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 02 Jul 2009
A glossary of common geological terms.

Breaking Science: Darwin, evolution & natural selection...

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Breaking Science: Darwin, evolution & natural selection... Creative commons image Alex J White under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 22 Mar 2009
How Darwin's theories became accepted, palaeontology provides evidence of natural selection, and dinosaurs – an accident in selection.

Breaking Science: Dinosaur fights & suicidal lemmings...

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Breaking Science: Dinosaur fights & suicidal lemmings... Copyrighted image Copyright: FrodeIngeHelland via Wikimedia
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 31 Jan 2009
Dinosaur fights, fewer calories – better memory, WiFi – the gaping hole in our internet security, controlling locust swarms and are lemmings...

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

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Breaking Science: Brown clouds, injured neurons, acupuncture... Copyrighted image Copyright: 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?

Fossil evidence for evolution

Fossil evidence for evolution Copyrighted image Copyright: OU image library
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Jan 2009
Although Darwin was originally disappointed by the evidence provided by the fossil record, subsequent work has more than borne out his theories,...

The surprising link between brain and pelvis

The surprising link between brain and pelvis Creative commons image bixentro under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2008
What do our ancestors tell us about the relationship between pelvis size and brain development?

Tym the Trilobite: You eat me

Tym the Trilobite: You eat me Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Sep 2008
Tym may have been a predator, but he was also prey.

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Global warming

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Global warming Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Aug 2016
This free course provides an introduction to global warming. We will be considering the history of global warming by looking at the pattern of ice...