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  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    By Pelumi Nubi

    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies...

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  • Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila

    Understanding interstrand crosslink repair in Drosophila Creative commons image Icon By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Apr 2017
    What happens when DNA becomes damaged? One OU PhD student explains how studying interstrand crosslinks in fruit flies has exploited similar human...
  • Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing? Creative commons image Icon Scottish Government under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing?

    By Leslie Noble

    The challenges the election presents in Scotland may prove to be Theresa May's biggest risk, believes Will McDougall

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  • Is Scotland going to prove Theresa May's undoing?

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    The challenges the election presents in Scotland may prove to be Theresa May's biggest risk, believes Will McDougall
  • Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs?

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

    Are we about to be at the mercy of superslugs? Creative commons image Icon Christine Majul under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
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    Is it a bird? Is it... a homeless snail? Or some sort of slug with superpowers? Leslie Noble goes behind the headline panics.
  • Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: NASA /JPL

    Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

    By Professor David Rothery

    The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery...

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  • Why is Enceladus a possible home for life - and should we visit to find out?

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    The Cassini spacecraft has had a look at Saturn's moon, and it could be perfect for life to form there. Dave Rothery reckons we need a closer look.
  • Hidden Maths

    Join us in breaking down the myths and mystery surrounding the world of Mathematics and Statistics with our FREE...

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  • How to become French President Creative commons image Icon CC BY-SA 3.0 under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How to become French President

    By Dr Richard Heffernan

    Dr Richard Heffernan discusses how presidential elections work in France.

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  • How to become French President

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    Dr Richard Heffernan discusses how presidential elections work in France.
  • Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health Creative commons image Icon By Lite-Trac (Lite-Trac) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

    By Alex Dawson

    What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student...

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    20 Apr 2017

  • Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health

    Investigating Links Between Pesticides and Mental Health Creative commons image Icon By Lite-Trac (Lite-Trac) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license New content
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Apr 2017
    What are the links between mood disorders and a type of pesticide called Organophosphates? One OU PhD student explains their research... 
  • Four reasons why the election is bad for the UK Creative commons image Icon David B Young under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Four reasons why the election is bad for the UK

    By Andrew Defty

    Andrew Defty explains why, in his view, the election is better for the Conservatives than the UK as a nation.

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  • Four reasons why the election is bad for the UK

    Four reasons why the election is bad for the UK Creative commons image Icon David B Young under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
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    Andrew Defty explains why, in his view, the election is better for the Conservatives than the UK as a nation.
  • What does the snap election mean for Northern Ireland? Creative commons image Icon Wknight94 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    What does the snap election mean for Northern Ireland?

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    The key implication of the current political direction for Northern Ireland, especially in light of a snap UK...

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  • What does the snap election mean for Northern Ireland?

    What does the snap election mean for Northern Ireland? Creative commons image Icon Wknight94 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    The key implication of the current political direction for Northern Ireland, especially in light of a snap UK election, is Direct Rule. But what form will it...
  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

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    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...

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  • The lottery of birth

    This free course, The lottery of birth, will look at both the big picture of the ‘lottery of birth’ and the smaller, human stories. You will...

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    This free course, 'Land grab': an environmental issue?, explores how environmental problems are entangled with economic and political issues and...

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  • Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

    How does the computer's peculiar binary world of digital entities differ from our analogue world of colour, sound, taste and touch? This free...

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    Urban processes are increasingly held to be responsible for causing a variety of problems environmental destruction, social injustice, global...

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  • The value of coffee

    This free course explores the economic and cultural value of coffee. You will follow the chain of processes that connect the drink you enjoy on a...

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  • Religion today: Themes and issues

    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age in which religion is at best an optional extra, if not a false...

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    There is a widespread perception in the West that we live in a secular age, an age...
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    This free course, Collaborative problem solving for community safety, offers a range of techniques for community police officers, other community...

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  • Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

    This free course, Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online, will help you to understand online security and start to protect your digital...

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    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology...

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    This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children...

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
    Duration 600 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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    Professional Certificate in Management

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    Duration 700 hours Updated 27 Apr 2017
    If you’re new to management, or you need to develop your managerial abilities and...

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