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  • Tomorrow's World Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Tomorrow's World

    The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our...

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  • Tomorrow's World

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    The BBC, in partnership with The Open University, has brought back Tomorrow's World to discover how our lives are changing with advancements in...
  • Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon? Creative commons image Icon "Woodhouse Moor skip fire" by Woodhouse Moor Online, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?

    By Brendan Montague

    Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?

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  • Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon?

    Clean Brexit, Dirty Brexit: Is this the last exit before armageddon? Creative commons image Icon "Woodhouse Moor skip fire" by Woodhouse Moor Online, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    Will Brexit mean a filthy bonfire of the regulations protecting our lungs?
  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    By Magda Stoczkiewicz

    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.

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  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
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    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.
  • Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas? Creative commons image Icon "Four guys, seven salmon" by blackbodypie, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?

    By Griffin Carpenter

    The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks...

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  • Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas?

    Will Brexit spell the end of fishing quotas? Creative commons image Icon "Four guys, seven salmon" by blackbodypie, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license New content
    Advanced level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and stocks. But how quotas are allocated has...
  • Humans better at rapid change than we think Creative commons image Icon "León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Humans better at rapid change than we think

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    A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in...

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  • Humans better at rapid change than we think

    Humans better at rapid change than we think Creative commons image Icon "León, 10 de abril de 2014" by Raúl Villalón, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    A new study provides evidence that humans are capable of radically altering the world around us, and offers hope in the face of climate change
  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe Creative commons image Icon "Sunset sailing" by Aaron Crowe, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

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    Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels ...

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  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe Creative commons image Icon "Sunset sailing" by Aaron Crowe, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climate
  • UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out Creative commons image Icon "Radioactive" by Blake Burkhart, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

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    Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK...

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  • UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

    UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out Creative commons image Icon "Radioactive" by Blake Burkhart, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jun 2017
    Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry
  • How did the election look from Europe? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Wikimediaimages

    How did the election look from Europe?

    By Dr Patricia Hogwood

    Originally billed as the Brexit Election, how did the continent react as the results of it became clearer?

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  • How did the election look from Europe?

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    Originally billed as the Brexit Election, how did the continent react as the results of it became clearer?
  • Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

    By Dr James Warren

    Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors....

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  • Three Unsung Inventions: Tarmac, Time and Propellers

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    Dr James Warren gives us the lowdown on three unsung inventions and the stories behind the ingenious inventors. Vote for your favourite in our poll....
  • Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election?

    By Laurie MacFarlane

    As Friday morning dawned, the SNP had lost two of its most senior MPs and 22 seats in total. OpenDemocracy's Laurie...

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  • Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election?

    Why did the SNP lose seats in the 2017 General Election? Creative commons image Icon Ninian Reid under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jun 2017
    As Friday morning dawned, the SNP had lost two of its most senior MPs and 22 seats in total. OpenDemocracy's Laurie MacFarlane shares his personal view on...

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    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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    From apps, phones and business systems to wearables, the Web and the Internet of Things, interactive products have become part of everyday life....

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    This free course, Environment: Treading lightly on the Earth, focuses on the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and...

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care

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    Certificate in Health and Social Care
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    Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and...

    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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