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Ada Lovelace Day article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Ada Lovelace Day

Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of the computer.

Article
15 mins
Sniffing out signs of life article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Sniffing out signs of life

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are produced through industrial processes and by living things, are found everywhere in our daily lives. Could the presence of VOCs be used to show where life might exist, or might have existed, on Earth and other planetary bodies?

Article
5 mins
60 second adventures in economics: The Phillips Curve video icon

Society, Politics & Law

60 second adventures in economics: The Phillips Curve

Bob Phillips took some time out of crocodile hunting to have a stab at explaining how wages, prices and unemployment interplay.

Video
5 mins
Dogs under the microscope article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Dogs under the microscope

Dr Mark Hirst delves into Dog DNA to explain where they came from and why there are so many different types.

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5 mins
Privacy in the Digital Age: Is it ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ or ‘I’ve got nothing to hide’? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Privacy in the Digital Age: Is it ‘An Englishman’s home is his castle’ or ‘I’ve got nothing to hide’?

Emma Brice's PhD asks the question: have technological developments changed how we view and understand privacy in contemporary society? This was inspired by how we, as a society, talk about privacy and privacy loss.

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5 mins
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Society, Politics & Law

Understanding Milton Keynes

Much like The Open University, its home Milton Keynes took a less than conventional approach when it was designed. Watch our feature-length videos.

Video
1 hr
The world's busiest railway - Mumbai, India and rail article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The world's busiest railway - Mumbai, India and rail

Find out more about the world's busiest railway network - Mumbai in India.

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5 mins
The science behind sunblocks, tanning and sunburn article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

The science behind sunblocks, tanning and sunburn

As parts of the UK reach the hottest temperature on record, a scorching 41C, we look at what the sun does to our skin.

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10 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Get outdoors and get active

Designed to inspire outdoors activity while you carry on learning, our fun ideas cover a range of subjects from nature, psychology and astronomy, to health and wellbeing. Take a digital detox from screens and notifications with OpenLearn.

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Manupedia

A collection of information about some of the processes used to convert materials into useful objects.

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Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences: PhD Projects 101 article icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences: PhD Projects 101

Ever wondered what our research students from the school of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences do? Some of them work while being outdoors and some in the labs. Check out these explainers of their projects...

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5 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

The Borders of Astrobiology

Ethical questions in space exploration, issues of ethical engagement and knowledge production in astrobiology, and extending concepts of environmental ethics to outer space are explored in this article.

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5 mins