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What can Earth tell us about Mars? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What can Earth tell us about Mars?

As NASA’s Perseverance rover gears up for its mission to collect and test rock samples from the Jezero Crater on Mars, Michael Macey talks about his work, what got him started in this area of research and where he hopes it will go with Ann Grand (Lecturer in Astrobiology Education).

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Dangoor Education

This page explores the history of collaboration between the Open University and Dangoor Education, and provides links to the free courses we have created together.

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5 mins
7 accidental discoveries that look like April Fool's Day headlines but aren't article icon

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7 accidental discoveries that look like April Fool's Day headlines but aren't

Here are some unbelievable discoveries that are very far from being pranks. 

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5 mins
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Could we control our climate?

Climate crisis is one of the grand challenges we face as a society, but it can be hard to approach as a subject. Not only can the science at times seem dauntingly complex, but the solutions are also far from clear. This leaves many people feeling confused, guilty, anxious, angry, or else completely switched off from the subject. This course ...

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24 hrs
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Now live: Could we control our climate?

This free course tells the story of climate science in a new way, aiming to find a fresh perspective for thinking about the future.

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5 mins
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The science of chocolate

Senior lecturer in analytical science Claire Turner asks: Can chocolate ever be good for us?

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The Magic of Meteorites

In March 2021, several rare meteorite fragments were found in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. We celebrate this amazing discovery with a mini documentary and other FREE resources on meteorites…  

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10 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Influential women scientists in chemistry

Women have played a significant role in the areas of chemistry, the environment and health. Here are just six key players...

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

The delivery service to fix your brain

How can we make sure drugs get to where they are needed in the body? Open University PhD student Conor McQuaid explains one way in which scientists can target the delivery of drugs.

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From space to laboratory in four days

Here Dr Natalie Starkey catches up with PhD student Ross Findlay about being the first person to make laboratory analyses of the Winchcombe meteorite.

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Maths skills for Science

Want to study science but worried you don't have the maths skills required for higher education? Fret not! We have a handy interactive guide to get you on track...

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Winchcombe Meteorite: Insights from the First Scientist on the Scene article icon

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Winchcombe Meteorite: Insights from the First Scientist on the Scene

Here is the fascinating story of the events that led up to the recovery of the first UK meteorite in 30 years, with firsthand reports from Dr Richard Greenwood, the scientist who confirmed that the rocks found in the small town of Winchcombe originated in space.

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10 mins