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What happens to our brains when we're afraid - and can that help us overcome fear? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What happens to our brains when we're afraid - and can that help us overcome fear?

Research into brain activity when we're scared may point the way to overcoming fear.

Article
5 mins
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Languages

Creativity and artificial intelligence

Is artificial intelligence capable of being creative? This animation and associated article looks at the meaning of 'creativity' and whether machines can carry out creative tasks.

Video
5 mins
Global Handwashing Day article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Global Handwashing Day

Take a look at the cultural, social and religious implications of washing hands while also learning more about the science of hygiene and sanitation. 

Article
10 mins
The Z Files with Benjamin Zephaniah article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

The Z Files with Benjamin Zephaniah

Writer, poet and Peaky Blinders actor Benjamin Zephaniah has died. Back in 2009 and to celebrate Black History Month, we joined forces with him to put together this collection on notable black people in the fields of science, technology and engineering.

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5 mins
OpenLearn supports Get Online Week article icon

Education & Development

OpenLearn supports Get Online Week

Get Online Week is an annual campaign to support those who don’t have access to a device or data to get connected. It has helped hundreds of thousands of people to get online for the first time and improve their digital skills.

Article
5 mins
Space: to boldly, but cautiously, go. activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Space: to boldly, but cautiously, go.

Space exploration is full of possibilities, especially when searching for signs of life. But the reality is complex. What lies behind the many decisions that have to be taken to design and run a space exploration mission?

Activity
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

World Space Week

World Space Week is held every year between 4th-10th October - it is a celebration of science and technology. We've put together some fantastic free resources to mark this occasion.

Article
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Online mathematics discovery centre

Discover the many faces of maths with our free learning resources - including courses, videos and games.

Article
5 mins
Exploring Religion in London video icon

History & The Arts

Exploring Religion in London

Take a guided tour around 8 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.

Video
30 mins
Microgravity: living on the International Space Station free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

This free badged open course, Microgravity: living on the International Space Station, will help you to consider microgravity environments in more detail than before! You will make direct comparisons of some important physical values between the International Space Station (ISS), the Earth and the Moon.

Free course
24 hrs
Ageing well by connecting and learning about nature outdoors article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Ageing well by connecting and learning about nature outdoors

How can citizen science help with the physical, cognitive and social aspects associated with ageing well?

Article
5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Big moon rising

David Rothery doesn't think the two supermoons we're due to see in August 2023 deserve that much attention...

Article
5 mins