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OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Radicalisation and the bystander effect

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Radicalisation and the bystander effect Copyrighted image Credit: Artistashmita | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
Research into radicalisation, letters to help people overcome depression and the bystander effect are discussed on this week's All in the Mind....

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind Creative commons image Credit: The Open University Updated content
Updated 30 Oct 2014
Join us for the series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - The making of the Moon

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - The making of the Moon Creative commons image Credit: zhiying_chen under CC-BY-NC-SA licence New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
The fundamental question – where does the Moon come from? – is the focus of this week's BBC Inside Science.   

The Bottom Line - Wearable technology

The Bottom Line - Wearable technology Creative commons image Credit: Scanrail | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Oct 2014
Evan Davis and guests discuss investments in wearable tech - will they go mainstream or are gadgets only for geeks?

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Homo floresiensis and snails

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Homo floresiensis and snails Copyrighted image Credit: Nova Development Corporation New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Oct 2014
The show marks 10 years since Homo floresiensis was discovered and also looks at the wonderful diversity of snails.

The Bottom Line - Flash sales

The Bottom Line - Flash sales Creative commons image Credit: Tim Parkinson under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Oct 2014
The growth of online flash sale companies is discussed by Evan Davis and three entrepeneurs from this sector. 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Space weather centre and Ada Lovelace day

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Space weather centre and Ada Lovelace day Creative commons image Credit: Wikimedia
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2014
The Met Office's space weather centre, Ada Lovelace day and Ebola are discussed on BBC Inside Science this week. 

The Bottom Line - TripAdvisor etc

The Bottom Line - TripAdvisor etc Creative commons image Credit: Amy Wardlaw under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Oct 2014
Evan Davis and guests discuss online review companies, monitoring of posts and the genuineness of the ratings. 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Nobel prizes and fungi

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Nobel prizes and fungi Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2014
This year's Nobel prizes and fungi are the focus of BBC Inside Science this week.

The Bottom Line - Celebrities and fans

The Bottom Line - Celebrities and fans Creative commons image Credit: Rosaura Ochoa under CC-BY-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2014
Evan Davis hears how companies use celebrities and vloggers to raise awareness for their brands on social media. 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Women in science and open access journals

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Women in science and open access journals Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Sep 2014
Do women have to contend with gender bias in the world of science awards? This is discussed and more in this week's BBC Inside Science. 

The Bottom Line - The saviour returns

The Bottom Line - The saviour returns Creative commons image Credit: Shannon Fagan (Xixinxing) | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Sep 2014
Four bosses tell Evan Davis why they returned and took charge of companies they previously founded and left. 

The Bottom Line - The Summer 2014 series

The Bottom Line - The Summer 2014 series Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Updated 29 Sep 2014
Catch up with the episodes from the Summer 2014 series of The Bottom Line.

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Gravitational dust and the anatomical Venus

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Gravitational dust and  the anatomical Venus Copyright free image Credit: Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2014
This week's focus includes a discussion of why one of the biggest scientific claims of 2014 has received another set-back. The use of wax models...

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Ripper DNA and future of Scottish science

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Ripper DNA and future of Scottish science Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Sep 2014
This week's episode explores the alleged discovery of DNA evidence on the shawl of a Jack the Ripper victim 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Mapping minecraft and morphine from yeast

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Mapping minecraft and morphine from yeast Creative commons image Credit: Mike Prosser under CC BY-SA 2.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Aug 2014
The new series of BBC Inside Science sparks to life with a look at how an engineer is using yeast to make morphine 

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Past episodes

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Past episodes Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 29 Aug 2014
Go back in time by exploring past episodes of BBC Inside Science, the radio series that lluminates the mysteries and controversies behind...

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Aug 2014
Adam Rutherford returns with guests in this new series to illuminate the mysteries and controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

OU on the BBC: The Educators

OU on the BBC: The Educators
Updated 27 Aug 2014
Join us for the series that examines the way we teach and learn, and explores the ideas of people whose influence extends from students to...

The Bottom Line - Recalls

The Bottom Line - Recalls Creative commons image Credit: Gene Huntlicensedfor reuse under CC BY 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Jul 2014
Evan Davis and guests discuss the process for recalling defective items

Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison

Thinking Allowed: Rio, protests and the World Cup & dying in prison Copyrighted image Credit: Razzdazzdesign | Dreamstime.com
Updated 15 Jul 2014
What is the impact of such sporting 'mega-events' on the people who live in the host cities? And why is there an increasing number of older men who...

The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location

The Bottom Line - Location, disruption, location Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Jul 2014
Three guests tell Evan Davis how they led businesses through periods of unexpected and extended turmoil

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies

Thinking Allowed: Tennis history & talking therapies Copyright free image Credit: Library Of Congress
Updated 09 Jul 2014
What does the history of tennis tell us about social change - and why are working-class people less likely to try talking therapies?

The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade

The Bottom Line - Second-hand trade Copyrighted image Credit: Lucidwaters | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jul 2014
Making money from old phones, engines and plastic bottles is the topic for Evan Davis and guests.