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Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing activity icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Explore Moon rocks collected from the first Moon landing

Use our Virtual Microscope to examine a selection of Moon rocks collected by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, from the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

Activity
15 mins
Moons article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Moons

Explore our collection of courses, articles, videos, audios and interactive features on Moons. 

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15 mins
Discover Moon minerals article icon

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Discover Moon minerals

View the Moon Minerals book published by Professor Mahesh Anand and Dr Andy Tindle.

Article
5 mins
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.

Article
5 mins
Ministry of Sharing: Are you a safe sharer? activity icon

Digital & Computing

Ministry of Sharing: Are you a safe sharer?

Are you a model citizen or a menace to society when it comes to divulging personal details? Take the test from the Ministry of Sharing and find out whether you share too much information.

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

Science, Maths & Technology

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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10 mins
Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Putting algae and seaweed on the menu could help save our seafood

Sticking with our traditional salmon and tuna diet isn’t sustainable, Pallavi Anand and Daniela Schmidt explain why eating algae could expand our seafood menu.

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10 mins
Understanding science: what we cannot know free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Science, Maths & Technology

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.

Free course
24 hrs
From Astrobiology to Parliament article icon

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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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5 mins
Why do Christmas crackers go bang? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

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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5 mins
Modelling the planets article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

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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5 mins
Introducing technology and innovation management free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

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 ...

Free course
15 hrs