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  • Questions in science

    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a colleague, in 1952: ...

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    19 Jun 2019

  • Questions in science

    Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2019
    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a...
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    What can Earth tell us about Mars?

    By Dr Ann Grand, Dr Michael Macey

    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 ...

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    08 Apr 2021

  • What can Earth tell us about Mars?

    What can Earth tell us about Mars? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 59794344 © Forplayday | Dreamstime.com New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Apr 2021
    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,...
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    31 Mar 2021

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

    7 accidental discoveries that look like April Fool's Day headlines but aren't Creative commons image Icon Twitter [CC BY 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Mar 2021
    Here are some unbelievable discoveries that are very far from being pranks. 
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    Influential women scientists in chemistry

    By Dr Simon Collinson

    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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    24 Mar 2021

  • Influential women scientists in chemistry

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2021
    Women have played a significant role in the areas of chemistry, the environment and health. Here are just six key players...
  • Can you always believe your eyes? Minimising bias in scientific inquiry

    By Dr Claire Kotecki

    As a scientist, you need to be certain you can trust your observations as an unbiased and accurate record of the evidence or results. Is this as simple as it seems though?

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    09 Feb 2021

  • Can you always believe your eyes? Minimising bias in scientific inquiry

    Introductory level Updated 09 Feb 2021
    As a scientist, you need to be certain you can trust your observations as an unbiased and accurate record of the evidence or results. Is this as simple...
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    DNA Profiling

    By Dr Martin Bootman

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

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    09 Feb 2021

  • DNA Profiling

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Feb 2021
    Dr Martin Bootman explains what DNA profiling is, how it works and how it can be used to catch a killer.
  • What is forensic science?

    By Dr Martin Bootman

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

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    09 Feb 2021

  • What is forensic science?

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Feb 2021
    We've all seen CSI, but what exactly is forensic science? Martin Bootman explains.
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    08 Feb 2021

  • How to think more scientifically

    Introductory level Updated 08 Feb 2021
    Five ways to develop a more scientific approach to problems.
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    Vaccines for Viruses

    By Professor David Kingsley Male

    The immune system has evolved to protect us against infectious agents, including viruses. Currently, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there is great interest in exactly how the immune system protects against viruses and the development of anti...

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    21 Dec 2020

  • Vaccines for Viruses

    Vaccines for Viruses Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 175635363 © Igor Mojzes | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2020
    The immune system has evolved to protect us against infectious agents, including viruses. Currently, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there is great...
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    A Perfect Planet

    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, A Perfect Planet is an awe-inspiring exploration of Earth’s power and fragility.

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  • A Perfect Planet

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    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, A Perfect Planet is an awe-inspiring exploration of Earth’s power and fragility.

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  • Questions in science

    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a colleague, in 1952: ...

    Read now: Questions in science about Managing projects through people

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Jun 2019

  • Questions in science

    Introductory level Updated 19 Jun 2019
    Scientists have enquiring minds and ask questions all the time. Albert Einstein, one of the most famous scientists ever, wrote rather humbly in a letter to a...

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    The Diploma in Paramedic Science is designed for paramedics who are already HPC...

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    Updated 12 Apr 2021
    This qualification looks at space science and the technology that underpins it. It...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing

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    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

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    Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science,...

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    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems...

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    This certificate covers basic astronomy and planetary science. You'll study two...

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