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  • The distance between us

    By Matthew Cole, Kate Stewart

    Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart on how society ‘helps’ us to rationalise the exploitation of other animals, giving us a ‘license to harm’.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2020

  • The distance between us

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2020
    Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart on how society ‘helps’ us to rationalise the exploitation of other animals, giving us a ‘license to harm’.
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    The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp

    By Dr Phil Wheeler

    Figs and fig wasps depend on each other to reproduce and this is a fantastic example of co-evolution. Dr Philip Wheeler tells us their fascinating story in this article…

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    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2020

  • The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp

    The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp Creative commons image Icon JMK, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Nov 2020
    Figs and fig wasps depend on each other to reproduce and this is a fantastic example of co-evolution. Dr Philip Wheeler tells us their fascinating story in...
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    How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth

    By Stephen Lewis

    Why does the Earth’s atmosphere make it the perfect home for life? Professor Stephen Lewis explores...

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    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2020

  • How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth

    How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © NASA
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 02 Nov 2020
    Why does the Earth’s atmosphere make it the perfect home for life? Professor Stephen Lewis explores...
  • Studying Mammals

    Welcome to OpenLearn’s ‘Studying Mammals’ series. This collection of 10 free courses covers everything from the largest to the smallest of mammals, their eating habits and social interactions.

    Read now: Studying Mammals about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2020

  • Studying Mammals

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2020
    Welcome to OpenLearn’s ‘Studying Mammals’ series. This collection of 10 free courses covers everything from the largest to the smallest of mammals, their...
  • World Environment Day

    Friday 5th June is World Environment Day. Check out our FREE courses, articles and other content related to the environment and nature.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Jun 2020

  • World Environment Day

    Introductory level Updated 02 Jun 2020
    Friday 5th June is World Environment Day. Check out our FREE courses, articles and other content related to the environment and nature.
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    Age of the Image

    Art historian James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world.

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2020

  • Age of the Image

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2020
    Art historian James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world.
  • Our Coast

    Join Adrian Chiles and Mehreen Baig, as they explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish sea.

    Learn more: Our Coast

    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

  • Our Coast

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Feb 2020
    Join Adrian Chiles and Mehreen Baig, as they explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish sea.
  • Why do birds eat plastic?

    By Dr Miranda Dyson

    The photos of birds killed by bellies full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first place? The OU's Miranda Dyson explains.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Why do birds eat plastic?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The photos of birds killed by bellies full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first place? The OU's Miranda Dyson...
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    How do ruminants digest?

    By The OpenLearn team

    A quick introduction to how ruminants break down the plant matter they eat - equally useful as a quick revision aid on ruminants.

    Read now: How do ruminants digest? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • How do ruminants digest?

    How do ruminants digest? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Adapted from The New Encyclopedia of Mammals, Oxford University Press
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    A quick introduction to how ruminants break down the plant matter they eat - equally useful as a quick revision aid on ruminants.
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    Sperm counts

    By Prof Hilary MacQueen, Dr Mike Leahy

    How much sperm does a man make? Would you explode if you don't release your sperm? Explore the male reproductive system in this article and video.

    Includes explicit content

    Read now: Sperm counts about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Sperm counts Includes explicit content

    Sperm counts Creative commons image Icon Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    How much sperm does a man make? Would you explode if you don't release your sperm? Explore the male reproductive system in this article and video.
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    Human impacts on the lives of animals

    By Professor Tim Halliday

    Humans have destroyed or altered natural habitats, what impact has this had upon animals?

    Read now: Human impacts on the lives of animals about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Human impacts on the lives of animals

    Human impacts on the lives of animals Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Humans have destroyed or altered natural habitats, what impact has this had upon animals?
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Rough endoplasmic reticulum: The cell city's industrial park

    Rough endoplasmic reticulum: The cell city's industrial park Creative commons image Icon Mike Harris under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Why is a cell's rough endoplasmic reticulum similar to a city's industrial park?
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Cell membrane: The cell's city wall

    Cell membrane: The cell's city wall Creative commons image Icon ElkeWetzig under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Why is a cell's membrane similar to a city wall?
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    19 Mar 2019

  • What is testosterone?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Mar 2019
    Find out more about the so-called sex hormone testosterone.
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    The animals are rebelling because they are dying. And we should too. Lessons from a modern-day fable

    By Dr Volker Patent

    Reading news about animals as modern-day fables alerts us to human beings’ vulnerability to climate change. What moral lesson about sustainable futures are exposed by restorying news of animals in the context of climate change?

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Feb 2019

  • The animals are rebelling because they are dying. And we should too. Lessons from a modern-day fable

    The animals are rebelling because they are dying. And we should too. Lessons from a modern-day fable Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Pixabay
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Feb 2019
    Reading news about animals as modern-day fables alerts us to human beings’ vulnerability to climate change. What moral lesson about sustainable futures are...
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    When is the best time to water during a heatwave?

    The sun is out, the sky is blue; there's not a cloud to spoil the view and have you seen what that's doing to the herbaceous border? Botanist Alastair Culham explains how to make the most of watering as Britain continues to experience a hot spell.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jul 2018

  • When is the best time to water during a heatwave?

    When is the best time to water during a heatwave? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Antranias
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2018
    The sun is out, the sky is blue; there's not a cloud to spoil the view and have you seen what that's doing to the herbaceous border? Botanist Alastair Culham...
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    Life In The Undergrowth

    David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.

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    02 Jul 2018

  • Life In The Undergrowth

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    Updated 02 Jul 2018
    David Attenborough pushes back the foliage and finds a world of invertebrates.
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    'Good' food destroying biodiversity?

    By Dr Yoseph Araya

    On International Day for Biodiversity (22 May), maybe it's time you considered the impact of the production of ‘good’ food on biodiversity

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2018

  • 'Good' food destroying biodiversity?

    'Good' food destroying biodiversity? Creative commons image Icon nic0 under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 22 May 2018
    On International Day for Biodiversity (22 May), maybe it's time you considered the impact of the production of ‘good’ food on biodiversity
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    The Speed of Extinct Organisms

    By The OpenLearn team

    How do we know how fast a T. rex moved? Here's an introduction to palaeobiology and how the speed of movement of extinct animals can be calculated.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 May 2018

  • The Speed of Extinct Organisms

    The Speed of Extinct Organisms Creative commons image Icon Kabacchi under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 May 2018
    How do we know how fast a T. rex moved? Here's an introduction to palaeobiology and how the speed of movement of extinct animals can be calculated.
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    How old is a mountain range?

    By Eleni Wood

    Eleni Wood explains how the science of 'geochronology' can be used to effectively analyse the history of a mountain range.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 May 2018

  • How old is a mountain range?

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    How old is a mountain range? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Public domain (PBD)
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 May 2018
    Eleni Wood explains how the science of 'geochronology' can be used to effectively analyse the history of a mountain range.
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    Soil as the book of nature

    By Dr Yoseph Araya

    Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it the respect it deserves.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2018

  • Soil as the book of nature

    Soil as the book of nature Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Engin_akyurt
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Our planet is largely covered with soil, and like sunlight and water we tend to take it for granted, and not give it the respect it deserves.
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    Life In Cold Blood

    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Apr 2018

  • Life In Cold Blood

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Updated 09 Apr 2018
    David Attenborough explores the lives of amphibians and reptiles - cold blood, but amazing creatures. Watch clips and find out more.
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    The Hunt

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.

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    09 Apr 2018

  • The Hunt

    Featuring: Video Video
    Updated 09 Apr 2018
    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough this lavish series explores the relationship between predator and their prey.
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    Updated on:

    13 Mar 2018

  • Download your free 'Oceans' poster

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    Download your free 'Oceans' poster Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2018
    Download your free 'Oceans' poster to accompany the OU/BBC series 'Blue Planet 2'.
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    Tree of Life

    By The Darwin web team

    Follow evolution and explore the variety of life on the planet with the Tree of Life interactive.

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2018

  • Tree of Life

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Mar 2018
    Follow evolution and explore the variety of life on the planet with the Tree of Life interactive.

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    Free extracts from OU course materials

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  • The distance between us

    By Matthew Cole, Kate Stewart

    Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart on how society ‘helps’ us to rationalise the exploitation of other animals, giving us a ‘license to harm’.

    Read now: The distance between us about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2020

  • The distance between us

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2020
    Matthew Cole and Kate Stewart on how society ‘helps’ us to rationalise the exploitation of other animals, giving us a ‘license to harm’.
  • Creative commons image Icon JMK, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp

    By Dr Phil Wheeler

    Figs and fig wasps depend on each other to reproduce and this is a fantastic example of co-evolution. Dr Philip Wheeler tells us their fascinating story in this article…

    Read now: The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Nov 2020

  • The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp

    The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp Creative commons image Icon JMK, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Nov 2020
    Figs and fig wasps depend on each other to reproduce and this is a fantastic example of co-evolution. Dr Philip Wheeler tells us their fascinating story in...
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    How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth

    By Stephen Lewis

    Why does the Earth’s atmosphere make it the perfect home for life? Professor Stephen Lewis explores...

    Read now: How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth about Managing projects through people

    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2020

  • How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth

    How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © NASA
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 02 Nov 2020
    Why does the Earth’s atmosphere make it the perfect home for life? Professor Stephen Lewis explores...
  • Studying Mammals

    Welcome to OpenLearn’s ‘Studying Mammals’ series. This collection of 10 free courses covers everything from the largest to the smallest of mammals, their eating habits and social interactions.

    Read now: Studying Mammals about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2020

  • Studying Mammals

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Aug 2020
    Welcome to OpenLearn’s ‘Studying Mammals’ series. This collection of 10 free courses covers everything from the largest to the smallest of mammals, their...
  • World Environment Day

    Friday 5th June is World Environment Day. Check out our FREE courses, articles and other content related to the environment and nature.

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    Article

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jun 2020

  • World Environment Day

    Introductory level Updated 02 Jun 2020
    Friday 5th June is World Environment Day. Check out our FREE courses, articles and other content related to the environment and nature.
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    Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations This free course Animals at the extremes Polar biology explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer polar bears penguins sea life and even humans manage to survive there It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses the environmental effects on diet activity and fecundity and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and landbased animals in surviving in this extreme habitat

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    14 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Apr 2020

  • Animals at the extremes: Polar biology

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    Intermediate level Duration 14 hours Updated 15 Apr 2020
    The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make...
  • Introducing mammals

    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all species have some characteristics in common These similarities justify the inclusion of all such diverse types within the single taxonomic group or class called the Mammalia This free courseIntroducing mammals offers a starting point for the study of mammals It will establish their rich diversity while highlighting the common features that define the group

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2020

  • Introducing mammals

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    Introducing mammals
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Apr 2020
    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes, and yet all species...
  • Aquatic mammals

    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common which justifies the inclusion of diverse types within a single group Although mammals evolved on land a number of species have become adapted to spending part or all of their lives in water and it is these mammals that you are going to concentrate on in this course You will meet some aquatic mammals find out how we can study them consider their evolutionary history and read about human impacts on one iconic group

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

  • Aquatic mammals

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    Aquatic mammals
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700...
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    Age of the Image

    Art historian James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world.

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    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2020

  • Age of the Image

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2020
    Art historian James Fox explores how the power of images has transformed the modern world.
  • Our Coast

    Join Adrian Chiles and Mehreen Baig, as they explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish sea.

    Learn more: Our Coast

    TV Programme

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    04 Feb 2020

  • Our Coast

    Beginner level Duration 10 mins Updated 04 Feb 2020
    Join Adrian Chiles and Mehreen Baig, as they explore four spectacular coastlines linked by the Irish sea.
  • Why do birds eat plastic?

    By Dr Miranda Dyson

    The photos of birds killed by bellies full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first place? The OU's Miranda Dyson explains.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Why do birds eat plastic?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    The photos of birds killed by bellies full of plastic waste are harrowing - but why do they eat the stuff in the first place? The OU's Miranda Dyson...
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    How do ruminants digest?

    By The OpenLearn team

    A quick introduction to how ruminants break down the plant matter they eat - equally useful as a quick revision aid on ruminants.

    Read now: How do ruminants digest? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • How do ruminants digest?

    How do ruminants digest? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Adapted from The New Encyclopedia of Mammals, Oxford University Press
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    A quick introduction to how ruminants break down the plant matter they eat - equally useful as a quick revision aid on ruminants.
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    Sperm counts

    By Prof Hilary MacQueen, Dr Mike Leahy

    How much sperm does a man make? Would you explode if you don't release your sperm? Explore the male reproductive system in this article and video.

    Includes explicit content

    Read now: Sperm counts about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Sperm counts Includes explicit content

    Sperm counts Creative commons image Icon Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    How much sperm does a man make? Would you explode if you don't release your sperm? Explore the male reproductive system in this article and video.
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    Human impacts on the lives of animals

    By Professor Tim Halliday

    Humans have destroyed or altered natural habitats, what impact has this had upon animals?

    Read now: Human impacts on the lives of animals about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Human impacts on the lives of animals

    Human impacts on the lives of animals Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Humans have destroyed or altered natural habitats, what impact has this had upon animals?
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Rough endoplasmic reticulum: The cell city's industrial park

    Rough endoplasmic reticulum: The cell city's industrial park Creative commons image Icon Mike Harris under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Why is a cell's rough endoplasmic reticulum similar to a city's industrial park?
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • Cell membrane: The cell's city wall

    Cell membrane: The cell's city wall Creative commons image Icon ElkeWetzig under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    Why is a cell's membrane similar to a city wall?
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    Studying mammals: Return to the water

    Some of the most unusual and versatile of all the mammals are the groups that live feed and reproduce underwater In this free course Studying mammals Return to the water we will see how these formerly landbased mammals adapted to a return to the water discussing such challenges as breathing movement and communication This is the seventh course in the Studying mammals series NOTE TheStudying mammalsseries is gradually being updated and replaced You can study an improved freestanding version of this course titledAquatic mammals here httpswwwopeneduopenlearnnatureenvironmentaquaticmammalscontentsection0

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2019

  • Studying mammals: Return to the water

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    Some of the most unusual and versatile of all the mammals are the groups that live...
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    Studying mammals: A winning design

    The term mammal encompasses a huge variety of animals including humans But what makes a mammal a mammal This free course Studying mammals A winning design explores some of the features such as reproduction lactation and thermoregulation methods that mammals have in common It is the first in a series of ten Studying mammals courses NOTE The Studying mammals series is gradually being updated and replaced You can study an improved freestanding version of this course titled Introducing mammals here httpswwwopeneduopenlearnnatureenvironmentintroducingmammalscontentsection0

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2019

  • Studying mammals: A winning design

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    The term mammal encompasses a huge variety of animals, including humans. But what...
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    Studying Darwin

    Please note that this is not a course containing teaching materials It collates links to a variety of courses and other resources about natural selection its relevance to different environments and animal species and the theorys influence on future scientists psychologists and philosophers It will be of interest to anyone wishing to study Darwins theory of evolution and natural selection and how his work has gone on to influence other work around this theory

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2019

  • Studying Darwin

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 May 2019
    Please note that this is not a course containing teaching materials. It collates...
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    Studying mammals: The insect hunters

    From pygmy shrews to armadillos a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects Many of these have fascinating adaptations suited to catching or rooting out their prey In this free course Studying mammals The insect hunters you will learn about these adaptations along with survival strategies for when food is scarce This is the second course in the Studying mammals series

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    10 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 May 2019

  • Studying mammals: The insect hunters

    Free Course Free Course
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    Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 May 2019
    From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up...
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    Neighbourhood nature

    There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it Wherever you live be it in a city or the countryside you will find areas that support a range of wildlife This free course Neighbourhood nature will provide you with basic scientific and observational skills so that you can go into your local neighbourhood to discover the animals and plants in open spaces You will learn how to observe identify and record the wildlife around you building up a picture of a small part of your local environment

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Apr 2019

  • Neighbourhood nature

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