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OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 26th August 2016 Creative commons image Nick Webb under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2016
Rounding off a week of Bolts with the fastest of them all; and how can you trust online video? Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
OpenLearn Live: 25th August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Claudio Elias New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
The twelve bolts that ensured divers could continue to breathe; a brief history of gay soaps; and the end of conflict in sight in Colombia. Free...

OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 24th August 2016 Creative commons image Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
A Bolt under pressure from a European invader. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 23rd August 2016 Creative commons image Adapted from R-41 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
Why are fascists attracted to lightning bolts? NASA reconnects with a sun observatory. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 22nd August 2016 Creative commons image Benjamin Hollis under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Aug 2016
The tiny pieces of metal that climbers hang their life from, and the fight for the right to see the code running your body. Free learning from...

OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 19th August 2016 Creative commons image SD Dirk under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2016
The poles that allow athletes to vault; and 25 years on from the Soviet Coup. Free learning from across the day.

Can Britain Have a Payrise?

Can Britain Have a Payrise? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC New content
Updated 18 Aug 2016
One hundred workers representing all levels of pay face each other in a studio to try and work out whether Britain can have a pay rise.

OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 18th August 2016 Creative commons image Two Wings under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Aug 2016
What's the stuff that gymnasts put on their hands? How is Australia helping Japan identify the dead of the Second World War? How is Park Hill...

OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 17th August 2016 Creative commons image troy_williams under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2016
Why swimcaps? Why TWO swimcaps? Then more free learning through the day.

Why are Olympic athletes copping so much abuse? It all comes down to gender

Why are Olympic athletes copping so much abuse? It all comes down to gender Creative commons image André Zehetbauer under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Aug 2016
Why is there so much gender discrimination in the Olympics? Helen Owton explores sexism and misconceptions about gender in sport. 

OpenLearn Live: 16th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 16th August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Peter Griffin
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Aug 2016
The science of shuttlecocks. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 15th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 15th August 2016 Creative commons image Ben Schumin under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Aug 2016
The shoe that tries hard to not be a shoe; fighting malaria; and Devon wrecks. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 12th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 12th August 2016 Creative commons image Caio Costa Ribeiro under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Aug 2016
Rio looks to tomorrow; Canada tries to save its desert. Free learning from across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 11th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 11th August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Antonio Firmino Monteiro / digitised Halley Pacheco de Oliveira
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Aug 2016
Why Rio isn't rio, and a machine for detecting smells. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 10th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 10th August 2016 Creative commons image André Sampaio under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2016
A project to paint the favelas; the magician who makes nothing disappear; and a new tool to check medical research. Free learning from across...

OpenLearn Live: 9th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 9th August 2016 Creative commons image Paulo Roberto de Souza under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Aug 2016
The Brazilian who reclaimed native plants for tropical gardens; what went wrong with the Australian census; and mapping cyclists data. Free...

OpenLearn Live: 8th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 8th August 2016 Creative commons image Arthur Boppré under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Aug 2016
An astonishing bridge which makes a bold entrance to Rio. Then more free learning through the day.

OpenLearn Live: 5th August 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 5th August 2016 Creative commons image Antoine Taveneaux under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Aug 2016
The building that set the tone for Las Vegas. Then more free learning across the day.

OpenLearn Live: 4th August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 4th August 2016 Creative commons image Kroon, Ron / Anefo; Nationaal Archief under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2016
A currency crisis creates a split in the Labour Party. Then more free learning across the day.

10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born)

10 big news stories that happened in 2006 (when OpenLearn was born) Copyrighted image Copyright: Imgur
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
OK, so 2006 wasn't as relentless as 2016, but the year still had some huge news stories. As part of our ten year anniverary celebrations we look at...

OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 3rd August 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: Adrian Pingstone / Public Domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Aug 2016
Buy British? Maybe next time, says the government in 1966. Today's government embraces blockchains. And why the Alzheimer's drug isn't. Free...

OpenLearn Live: 2nd August 2016

OpenLearn Live: 2nd August 2016 Creative commons image Larry D Moore under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Aug 2016
The mass killing that changed America, fifty years on. Then more free learning through the day.