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  • Is science fiction a field in its own right? Creative commons image Icon Evan Moss under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Is science fiction a field in its own right?

    By Kanta Dihal

    Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    21 Aug 2017

  • Is science fiction a field in its own right?

    Is science fiction a field in its own right? Creative commons image Icon Evan Moss under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Aug 2017
    Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science fiction is often shunned as unworthy as a...
  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    By Andrew V Papachristos, Chris M Smith

    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2017

  • How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates

    How network science can unravel Al Capone's criminal associates Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2017
    In new research which studies the social relationships of organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s, Chris M. Smith and Andrew V. Papachristos were able to...
  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

    By Traci Gillig, Erica L Rosenthal

    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2017

  • Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people?

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    Do fictional characters shift perceptions of transgender people? Creative commons image Icon Disney ABC Television Group under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2017
    New research in America suggests that characters like Laverne Cox's Sophia Burset in Orange Is The New Black may have more impact on how society reacts to...
  • Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting? Creative commons image Icon DeeAshley under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

    By Professor Daphna Oyserman, Oliver Fisher

    Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting?

    Do challenges make learning more fulfilling - or off-putting? Creative commons image Icon DeeAshley under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    Motivation is sometimes reported to be the key factor in educational achievement - but what is motivation? If we understand motivation a little better, we...
  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    By Dana Kornberg

    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2017

  • What happens to the poorest in a cashless society?

    What happens to the poorest in a cashless society? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: itkannan4u
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2017
    The race to contactless transactions and virtual currency puts those with least at the most risk, warns Dana Kornberg
  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    By Professor Patricia Smith, Jay L Zagorsky

    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jul 2017

  • Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food?

    Is it true that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to eat junk food? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: GinniDeVille
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jul 2017
    New American research suggests that - perhaps aptly - there's an bulge in the middle of income strata when it comes to tucking into fast food.
  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    By Anita Makri

    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • Why is scientific research part of emergency response?

    Why is scientific research part of emergency response? Creative commons image Icon UNMEER under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    You might assume that, when dealing with a public health emergency, taking a researcher along might be a waste of resource. But Medicins Sans Frontières are...
  • Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office? Creative commons image Icon rbasalotte under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office?

    By Marko Klašnja

    In the US Congress, involvement in a corruption scandal is by no means the end to a legislator’s political career,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 May 2017

  • Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office?

    Why do voters allow corrupt politicians to stay in office? Creative commons image Icon rbasalotte under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2017
    In the US Congress, involvement in a corruption scandal is by no means the end to a legislator’s political career, with 60 percent of those implicated in...
  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? Creative commons image Icon amish.patel under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license

    Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    By Dr Gemma Briggs

    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it?

    Hands-free phone tech is dangerous - so why do car firms still promote it? Creative commons image Icon amish.patel under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Using a hands free phone while driving is as dangerous as holding a phone - and yet they're marketed as a desirable extra. Dr Gemma Briggs wonders why.
  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    By Dr Cheryl Hawkes

    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia?

    Can high blood pressure protect the over-80s from dementia? Creative commons image Icon Morgan under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    New research apparently contradicts what we thought we knew about blood pressure and dementia. Cheryl Hawkes explains why we might all want to stick in the...

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    Issues in research with children and young people

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Are you interested in how research can contribute to our understandings of...

    Multilayer switching - CCNP 3

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    Multilayer switching - CCNP 3 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 12 Apr 2018
    As a Cisco Academy, we can offer you the opportunity to study the Cisco Certified...

    Developing research skills in science

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    Developing research skills in science
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module builds on your undergraduate level science to develop a strong...

    MA English part 1

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    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    In this masters-level module you will explore a rich and varied range of literary...

    MA Classical Studies part 1

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    Our fascination with ancient Greece and Rome continues to this day. The...

    The MSc professional project

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    The MSc professional project
    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 12 Oct 2017
    This research-based module is your opportunity to investigate a topic of your...

    Research methods for finance

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    Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 19 Oct 2017
    This module introduces students to the underlying principles of research in modern...

    Research project

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    Research project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 31 Jul 2017
    This research module builds on your existing postgraduate diploma to enable you to...

    Children and young people's worlds: frameworks for integrated practice

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This is an interdisciplinary module about children's experiences in the...

    MA English part 2

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Aug 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2018
    This module enables you to complete your MA in English by producing a dissertation...
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