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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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    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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    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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2020

  • Vaccines for Viruses

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    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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    01 Dec 2020

  • A Perfect Planet

    Updated 01 Dec 2020
    Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, A Perfect Planet is an awe-inspiring exploration of Earth’s power and fragility.
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    Is there life on Mars?

    By Dr Mario Toubes-Rodrigo

    Mars is often depicted as an inhospitable world, but is this true? Mario Toubes-Rodrigo, a PhD student at The Open University, explores...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Nov 2020

  • Is there life on Mars?

    Is there life on Mars? Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: NASA
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    Mars is often depicted as an inhospitable world, but is this true? Mario Toubes-Rodrigo, a PhD student at The Open University, explores...
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    Enceladus: A habitable ice world?

    By Grace Richards

    Is it possible that Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn, could potentially host life? Grace Richards, a PhD student at The Open University, explores...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Nov 2020

  • Enceladus: A habitable ice world?

    Enceladus: A habitable ice world? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Nov 2020
    Is it possible that Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn, could potentially host life? Grace Richards, a PhD student at The Open University, explores...
  • The actions of backwards contamination in light of COVID-19

    By Scott Steele

    If a bacteria from outer space was brought back to Earth, what regulations and space governance exists to ensure that this doesn't cause harm? This article explores...

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    20 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    27 Nov 2020

  • The actions of backwards contamination in light of COVID-19

    Intermediate level Duration 20 mins Updated 27 Nov 2020
    If a bacteria from outer space was brought back to Earth, what regulations and space governance exists to ensure that this doesn't cause harm? This article...
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    Astrobiology on OpenLearn

    Astrobiology explores whether there might be life elsewhere in the Universe. We've got a fantastic range of FREE resources on OpenLearn so that you can learn more about this fascinating area.

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2020

  • Astrobiology on OpenLearn

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 27 Nov 2020
    Astrobiology explores whether there might be life elsewhere in the Universe. We've got a fantastic range of FREE resources on OpenLearn so that you can...
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    The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp

    By Dr Phil Wheeler

    Figs and fig wasps depend on each other to reproduce and this is a fantastic example of co-evolution. Dr Philip Wheeler tells us their fascinating story in this article…

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Nov 2020

  • The unique relationship between the fig and the fig wasp

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 04 Nov 2020
    Figs and fig wasps depend on each other to reproduce and this is a fantastic example of co-evolution. Dr Philip Wheeler tells us their fascinating story in...
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    How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth

    By Stephen Lewis

    Why does the Earth’s atmosphere make it the perfect home for life? Professor Stephen Lewis explores...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 Nov 2020

  • How the atmosphere sustains life on Earth

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    Why does the Earth’s atmosphere make it the perfect home for life? Professor Stephen Lewis explores...
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    15 minutes on Mars

    By Dr Vic Pearson, Dr Stuart Turner, Dr Julia Semprich, Dr Susanne Schwenzer

    Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Oct 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Oct 2020
    Have you ever looked up into the night sky at the red planet and wanted to know more? Now here’s your chance to explore Mars.

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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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    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...

    MSc in Space Science and Technology

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    This qualification is for those interested in space science, and the technology...

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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

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    Learn about the structure, properties and reactivity of molecules. This...

    Certificate in Physics

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    This certificate will provide you with a wide-ranging introduction to physics and...

    BSc (Honours) Biology

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    Our biology degree is for those inspired by the natural world. Studying with the...

    Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science

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    This certificate will provide you with a basic introduction to astronomy and...

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    Diploma in Paramedic Science

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

    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences

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    Foundation Degree in Paramedic Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This foundation degree has been specially developed for staff working in a variety...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Sciences
    Duration 2400 hours Updated 11 Mar 2019
    This DipHE course has been specially developed for staff working in a variety of...

    MSc in Space Science and Technology

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    MSc in Space Science and Technology
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    This qualification is for those interested in space science, and the technology...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Space Science
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    Designed for those with an academic or professional interest in space science,...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Space Science and Technology
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies

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    BA (Honours) Environmental Studies
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    Environmental issues are posing multiple challenges to people and ecosystems...

    BSc (Honours) Chemistry

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    BSc (Honours) Chemistry
    Updated 25 Jan 2021
    Learn about the structure, properties and reactivity of molecules. This...

    Certificate in Physics

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    Certificate in Physics
    Duration 900 hours Updated 25 Jan 2021
    This certificate will provide you with a wide-ranging introduction to physics and...