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Your house is full of space dust – it reveals the solar system's story article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Your house is full of space dust – it reveals the solar system's story

Where does space dust come from? Dr Natalie Starkey explains in this article.

Article
10 mins
Student Partner in Educational Research free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Student Partner in Educational Research

The Student as Partners in Educational Research is an ongoing initiative sponsored by eSTEeM: The OU Centre for STEM Pedagogy whereby OU undergraduate or postgraduate students are supported to participate as partners in STEM Educational research with OU staff, alongside their studies. eSTEeM manages a range of Educational Research projects with ...

Free course
8 hrs
Understanding ADHD free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Understanding ADHD

This free course, Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition, and those who care for them. It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD, with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of ...

Free course
12 hrs
Scotland's gold trail activity icon

Nature & Environment

Scotland's gold trail

Did you know that Scotland has strong ties with gold mining? Discover the locations where the precious metal is found.

Activity
5 mins
Rare diseases: low numbers, high impact article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Rare diseases: low numbers, high impact

Rare Diseases Day is celebrated annually on the last day of February. This ‘rare day’ which occurs on the 28th February, or once every 4 years, the 29th of February was an apt choice for Rare Diseases Day. Many people do not fully appreciate what a ‘Rare Disease’ is, as they are so uncommon. The article aims to explain rare diseases and raise ...

Article
10 mins
Genomic “dark matter”: a key to understand cancer biology? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Genomic “dark matter”: a key to understand cancer biology?

Could studying certain elements in our genome , previously considered to be 'junk', hold the key to the treatment of several diseases? One OU Ph.D. student explains her research:

Article
10 mins
Straen a phryder yn yr oes ddigidol: Ochr dywyll technoleg article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Straen a phryder yn yr oes ddigidol: Ochr dywyll technoleg

Pam bod technoleg newydd yn gwneud i lawer ohonom deimlo’n bryderus a dan straen? Mae Dr Gini Harrison a Dr Mathijs Lucassen yn edrych ar y pum prif ffactor sy’n achosi straen:

Article
10 mins
Sut mae rheoli straen ddigidol technoleg article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Sut mae rheoli straen ddigidol technoleg

Sut gallwn ni osgoi’r straen a’r pryder sy’n gysylltiedig â’r oes ddigidol? Mae gan Dr Gini Harrison a Dr Mathijs Lucassen bum awgrym i ni...

Article
10 mins
Broken Hearts in Batten Disease (Juvenile Dementia) article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Broken Hearts in Batten Disease (Juvenile Dementia)

An overview of the processes that cause the regular beating of a healthy heart, and the structure of cardiac myocytes (heart muscle cells) with a brief introduction to changes in the heart function found in CLN3 disease, or juvenile dementia.  

Article
10 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

DNA Profiling

Dr Martin Bootman explains what DNA profiling is, how it works and how it can be used to catch a killer.

Article
10 mins
What is forensic science? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

What is forensic science?

We've all seen CSI, but what exactly is forensic science? Martin Bootman explains.

Article
10 mins
Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart article icon

History & The Arts

Past-Time Lover: Amelia Earhart

This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history? 

Article
5 mins