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Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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Iron from the sky: Meteors, meteorites and ancient culture article icon

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Iron from the sky: Meteors, meteorites and ancient culture

3-4 January 2023 will see the peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower. What’s the connection between meteors, iron and Egyptian beads? Dr Diane Johnson, a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Faculty of Science, explains more about ‘iron from the sky’.

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Moons of our Solar System

In this free course, Moons of our Solar System, explore the many moons of our Solar System. Find out what makes them special. Should we send humans to our Moon again?

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24 hrs
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Understanding science: what we cannot know

This free course, Understanding science: what we cannot know, investigates the boundaries of our understanding across numerous scientific fields. It asks whether it's possible that we will one day know everything, or whether some knowledge will always lie beyond the bounds of human comprehension.

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24 hrs
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From Astrobiology to Parliament

Devyani Gajjar is a PhD student with AstrobiologyOU. Her research focuses on how space technologies could be used to support social justice and inclusive innovation. However, in spring 2022, she put her PhD on pause while she undertook a three-month-long fellowship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). In this article, ...

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Why do Christmas crackers go bang?

What's the secret to Christmas crackers? Dr James Bruce from The Open University's Chemistry Department explains why they go bang in this article.

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Modelling the planets

Dr Julia Semprich is a Research Fellow with AstrobiologyOU. She is interested in the processes that occur deep below the surface of planets and how the interactions of fluids and rocks might create habitable environments. She talked with Dr Ann Grand, Senior Lecturer in Astrobiology Education, about her route to astrobiology, her current ...

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Introducing technology and innovation management

This free course will introduce you to technology and innovation management and is relevant to managers and students of technological innovation. You will learn about innovation types and processes, how innovation can add or create value, and about the management activities that underpin the innovation and value creation process. You do not ...

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15 hrs
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The role sustainable chemistry plays in shaping the planet's future

Discover why research into sustainable chemistry is vital to reduce both the use of resources and the environmental impact of society on the planet.

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Ada Lovelace Day

Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of the computer.

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Sniffing out signs of life

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are produced through industrial processes and by living things, are found everywhere in our daily lives. Could the presence of VOCs be used to show where life might exist, or might have existed, on Earth and other planetary bodies?

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60 second adventures in economics: The Phillips Curve

Bob Phillips took some time out of crocodile hunting to have a stab at explaining how wages, prices and unemployment interplay.

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