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Combating air pollution video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Combating air pollution

What’s in the air you breathe and how do you know it’s safe? Pollution control is vital since nobody has a choice when it comes to inhaling the air around them. This album introduces the scientific processes behind air monitoring and air quality management. The five video tracks explore the nature of pollution arising from different forms of ...

Video
25 mins
Why has reaching the Chinese internet audience just got a little harder? article icon

Digital & Computing

Why has reaching the Chinese internet audience just got a little harder?

The Chinese State is tightening rules on how foreign organisations reach its citizens online. Oiwan Lam explains.

Article
5 mins
DNA, RNA and protein formation audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology

DNA, RNA and protein formation

How is genetic information stored in cells, and how is the information accessed and used? On this album, Dr Norman Cohen of The Open University uses models and graphics to provide easily understood explanations of how genetic information is stored in DNA, how DNA is replicated, and how genetic information from DNA is used to create new protein ...

Audio
21 mins
Can dogs read their owners' emotions? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Can dogs read their owners' emotions?

Does a dog know what you're thinking? Can your dog empathise? It's possible, suggests new research.

Article
5 mins
How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

How did the referendum polls get it wrong - again?

John Curtice explains why a clear prediction of the referendum result proved so elusive for many pollsters.

Article
5 mins
Energy policy and climate change audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Energy policy and climate change

The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen presents a new focus for international debate and decisions about energy and its use. What are the countries of Western Europe and Scandinavia doing to promote sustainable energy production? Just how different will the future energy map of Europe look? And is energy policy ...

Audio
1 hr 38 mins
Oliver Sacks: article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Oliver Sacks: "Romantic, in the sense of the romantic poets"

For Vaughan Bell of Mind Hacks, the more Sacks wrote, the more we were inspired - and the more we knew of the man himself

Article
5 mins
Systems maps video icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Systems maps

Get an introduction to systems maps, why you might use them and discover how to draw them with our diagram tutorial.

Video
10 mins
How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation? article icon

Nature & Environment

How has Teddy Kinyanjui taken plastic out of reforestation?

Planting trees seems to be a good thing, ecologically. But... what if the saplings come wrapped in plastic bags? Kenyan Teddy Kinyanjui has come up with an elegant solution to take the plastic out of the forest.

Article
5 mins
Getting started with SPSS free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Society, Politics & Law

Getting started with SPSS

Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially statistical software packages, extremely daunting. This free course, Getting started with SPSS, takes a step-by-step approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities. No statistics ...

Free course
3 hrs
How does the human body fight a viral infection? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

How does the human body fight a viral infection?

Some individuals generate an effective immune response to COVID-19. Why? Discover the immune response to viral infection in this explainer article...

Article
20 mins
Design and Designing audio icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Design and Designing

How do you start to design a product? Can drawing techniques be learned? And why is modelling such a useful technique? This album introduces the basic skills necessary to communicate ideas on paper, as well as revealing the step-by-step processes for making three-dimensional models of objects, showing perspective in drawings and sketching ...

Audio
1 hr 7 mins