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    Biology Week 2013

    Seven days celebrating all the biosciences: 12th - 18th October. Missed it? We've got all the lectures for you to enjoy right here.

    Read now: Biology Week 2013 about Managing projects through people

    Article

    1 hour 30 mins

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2013

  • Biology Week 2013

    Biology Week 2013 Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Biology Week
    Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
    Seven days celebrating all the biosciences: 12th - 18th October. Missed it? We've got all the lectures for you to enjoy right here.
  • The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger

    By Dr James Bruce

    Fredrick Sanger was a double Nobel laureate and expert in all things DNA. What impact has his work had on our lives?

    Read now: The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Nov 2013

  • The legacy and impact of Frederick Sanger

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Nov 2013
    Fredrick Sanger was a double Nobel laureate and expert in all things DNA. What impact has his work had on our lives?
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    Article

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2013

  • Doctor Who: What would aliens really look like?

    Doctor Who: What would aliens really look like? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: © Scmedlin | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 14 Nov 2013
    When it comes to aliens, are the makers of Doctor Who really lacking imagination?
  • Gut bacteria: friend or foe?

    By Claire Batty

    Quick! Our guts are being invaded by bacteria! ... But is it a bad thing?

    Read now: Gut bacteria: friend or foe? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Nov 2013

  • Gut bacteria: friend or foe?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2013
    Quick! Our guts are being invaded by bacteria! ... But is it a bad thing?
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    What does it take to be a champion cyclist?

    As Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British man to ever win the Tour De France, take a closer look at what makes a person a champion.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Jul 2012

  • What does it take to be a champion cyclist?

    What does it take to be a champion cyclist? Creative commons image Icon photogram under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Jul 2012
    As Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British man to ever win the Tour De France, take a closer look at what makes a person a champion.
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    Plants and people

    What techniques are used to keep crops safe from insects? What happens to tomatoes when they ripen? This selection of audio slideshows covers a broad range...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Plants and people

    Video

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2012

  • Plants and people

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    Plants and people Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 27 Apr 2012
    What techniques are used to keep crops safe from insects? What happens to tomatoes...
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    Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Video

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Nov 2011

  • Seven Wonders of the Microbe World

    Featuring: Video Video
    Seven Wonders of the Microbe World Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2011
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 17 Nov 2011
    What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera...
  • Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Aug 2011

  • What is avian pox - and how can I help the fight against it?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Aug 2011
    Is there a risk of an avian pox epidemic in the UK? What can be done to help avoid it?
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    The politics of sleep

    By Professor Laurie Taylor, Simon J Williams

    High achievers and those at the harder end of society might not be getting enough sleep - what makes them different is how much choice they have.

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2011

  • The politics of sleep

    The politics of sleep Creative commons image Icon babblingdweeb under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jun 2011
    High achievers and those at the harder end of society might not be getting enough sleep - what makes them different is how much choice they have.
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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jun 2011

  • Order your free set of genome fridge magnets

    Order your free set of genome fridge magnets Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Jun 2011
    Sorry - we've run out of supplies of our DNA fridge magnets.
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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Jun 2011

  • Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean?

    Waste products; wasted time; wasted lives: What does a lack of access to sanitation mean? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Pam Furniss
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jun 2011
    Over two and half billion people have no access to sanitation - and that means a lot of people being exposed to health risks. What can be done?
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    Unzip your genes - Debate the gap in our understanding

    By Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Dr Mark Hirst

    Join the discussion: What might be the explanation for 'missing heritability'? What explains this gap in our understanding?

    Read now: Unzip your genes - Debate the gap in our understanding about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2011

  • Unzip your genes - Debate the gap in our understanding

    Unzip your genes - Debate the gap in our understanding Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
    Join the discussion: What might be the explanation for 'missing heritability'? What explains this gap in our understanding?
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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2011

  • Unzip your genes - Debate missing heritability

    Unzip your genes - Debate missing heritability Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
    Join the discussion: What is 'missing heritability'?
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    Unzip your genes - Debate being a victim of your genes

    By Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Dr Mark Hirst

    Join the discussion: If something is found to be highly heritable, does this mean I can't do anything about it? Am I simply a victim of my own genes?

    Read now: Unzip your genes - Debate being a victim of your genes about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2011

  • Unzip your genes - Debate being a victim of your genes

    Unzip your genes - Debate being a victim of your genes Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
    Join the discussion: If something is found to be highly heritable, does this mean I can't do anything about it? Am I simply a victim of my own genes?
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    Unzip your genes - Debate the genetic influence on body weight

    By Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Dr Mark Hirst

    Join the discussion: How do we know that genes influence how much weight we gain, surely people differ in how much food they eat and how much they exercise?

    Read now: Unzip your genes - Debate the genetic influence on body weight about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2011

  • Unzip your genes - Debate the genetic influence on body weight

    Unzip your genes - Debate the genetic influence on body weight Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
    Join the discussion: How do we know that genes influence how much weight we gain, surely people differ in how much food they eat and how much they exercise?
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    Unzip your genes - Debate the influences on characteristics

    By Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Dr Mark Hirst

    Join the discussion: So there are genetic and environmental influences on our characteristics. But is it really that simple? Perhaps our genes can influence our environment, or vice versa?

    Read now: Unzip your genes - Debate the influences on characteristics about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2011

  • Unzip your genes - Debate the influences on characteristics

    Unzip your genes - Debate the influences on characteristics Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
    Join the discussion: So there are genetic and environmental influences on our characteristics. But is it really that simple? Perhaps our genes can...
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    Unzip your genes - Debate the value of twin studies

    By Dr Rosa Hoekstra, Dr Mark Hirst

    Join the discussion: Do we really know that the values obtained from twin studies are correct? Are twins different from singletons? Do identical and non-identical twins differ in more ways than their genes?

    Read now: Unzip your genes - Debate the value of twin studies about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2011

  • Unzip your genes - Debate the value of twin studies

    Unzip your genes - Debate the value of twin studies Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Mar 2011
    Join the discussion: Do we really know that the values obtained from twin studies are correct? Are twins different from singletons? Do identical and non...
  • How can IVF help in the nature-nurture debate?

    By The Naked Scientists

    Do our genes dictate all that we must become, or does environment play a part? Researchers are using IVF to find an answer.

    Read now: How can IVF help in the nature-nurture debate? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Mar 2011

  • How can IVF help in the nature-nurture debate?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Mar 2011
    Do our genes dictate all that we must become, or does environment play a part? Researchers are using IVF to find an answer.
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    Introducing the sense of smell

    By Dr Peter Naish

    During the last series of Bang Goes the Theory we invited viewers to take part in our giant, online experiment on the sense of smell. Here we focus on the sense of smell - how it might have evolved, and why it is important.

    Read now: Introducing the sense of smell about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2011

  • Introducing the sense of smell

    Introducing the sense of smell Creative commons image Icon denniswong under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Mar 2011
    During the last series of Bang Goes the Theory we invited viewers to take part in our giant, online experiment on the sense of smell. Here we focus on the...
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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2011

  • Can coral rings predict tsunamis?

    Can coral rings predict tsunamis? Creative commons image Icon dachalan under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Feb 2011
    Can coral give us warning of tsunamis?
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    How did teeth evolve?

    By The Naked Scientists

    My dear, what big teeth you have... but how did you (or, indeed, fish) come to have them?

    Read now: How did teeth evolve? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2011

  • How did teeth evolve?

    How did teeth evolve? Creative commons image Icon lincolnblues under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2011
    My dear, what big teeth you have... but how did you (or, indeed, fish) come to have them?
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    All about chromosomes

    By Dr Mark Hirst

    Did you know that humans have more chromosomes per cell than a pig, but less than a chicken? Explore the fascinating world of chromosomes and why they are so important

    Read now: All about chromosomes about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Feb 2011

  • All about chromosomes

    All about chromosomes Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Thinkstock
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Feb 2011
    Did you know that humans have more chromosomes per cell than a pig, but less than a chicken? Explore the fascinating world of chromosomes and why they are so...
  • Explore your genome - The solution

    By The OpenLearn team

    If you've received your 'Explore your genome' fridge magnet set, did you find all the matching pairs of chromosomes? You can see how well you did by referring to the 'Female' and 'Male' versions below

    Read now: Explore your genome - The solution about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2011

  • Explore your genome - The solution

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2011
    If you've received your 'Explore your genome' fridge magnet set, did you find all the matching pairs of chromosomes? You can see how well you did by...
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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Jan 2011

  • Coexistence: tolerance and cooperation from plants to politics

    Coexistence: tolerance and cooperation from plants to politics Creative commons image Icon Sericea under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Jan 2011
    Is there a lesson for politicians in the way plant species can live together?
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    Aflockalypse No: Why do birds die in large numbers?

    By Dr Patricia Ash

    Some observers have taken the reports of mass bird deaths as a sign of terrible things about to happen. Patricia Ash explains why the truth, though grim, might be less apocalyptic.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2011

  • Aflockalypse No: Why do birds die in large numbers?

    Featuring: Video Video
    Aflockalypse No: Why do birds die in large numbers? Creative commons image Icon ETGeek (Eric) under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2011
    Some observers have taken the reports of mass bird deaths as a sign of terrible things about to happen. Patricia Ash explains why the truth, though grim,...
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    The natural world's need for water

    By Emma Rothero

    Emma Rothero, a research fellow with the OU's Department of Life Sciences, writes about how our needs and uses of water are intricately bound to those of the natural world

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Nov 2010

  • The natural world's need for water

    The natural world's need for water Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: DCSL under CC-BY-NC licence
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Nov 2010
    Emma Rothero, a research fellow with the OU's Department of Life Sciences, writes about how our needs and uses of water are intricately bound to those of the...
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    Museum of the Dead

    By The Museum of the Dead team

    The votes have now been counted and it is with deepest sympathies that we launch the latest exhibit in the Museum of the Dead

    Take part now: Museum of the Dead about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Sep 2010

  • Museum of the Dead

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    Museum of the Dead Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Sep 2010
    The votes have now been counted and it is with deepest sympathies that we launch the latest exhibit in the Museum of the Dead
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    Look evolution in the eye: Join the debate

    By Dr Richard Jurd

    Proof of evolution? From the first light sensitive cells, to highly developed organs - patterns in the increasing complexity of the eye can be discerned by scientists. Join Dr Richard Jurd for our online debate.  

    Read now: Look evolution in the eye: Join the debate about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Sep 2010

  • Look evolution in the eye: Join the debate

    Look evolution in the eye: Join the debate Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Oleg2910 | Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Sep 2010
    Proof of evolution? From the first light sensitive cells, to highly developed organs - patterns in the increasing complexity of the eye can be discerned by...
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    Investigating spiders: life on a thread

    Whether you find spiders fearful or fascinating, they are to be admired for their web-spinning and prey-catching techniques, and the remarkable methods they...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Investigating spiders: life on a thread

    Audio

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2010

  • Investigating spiders: life on a thread

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Investigating spiders: life on a thread Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
    Whether you find spiders fearful or fascinating, they are to be admired for their...
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    Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    How fundamental are fungi to a forest's eco-system? And how can they be utilised to reclaim barren land and grow sustainable plantations for economic markets...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2010

  • Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Investigating fungi: the wood-wide web Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
    How fundamental are fungi to a forest's eco-system? And how can they be utilised...
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    Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders

    How do we enter the strange and fascinating world of small organisms? How do scientists explore their habits, growth, and rather intriguing behaviours? In...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2010

  • Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Investigating flagellates, plankton and filter feeders Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
    How do we enter the strange and fascinating world of small organisms? How do...
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    The Galapagos

    The Galapagos Islands are famous for inspiring Charles Darwin to form his Theory of Evolution based on the biodiversity he'd observed there. This year marks...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: The Galapagos

    Audio

    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2010

  • The Galapagos

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    The Galapagos Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2008
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 26 Mar 2010
    The Galapagos Islands are famous for inspiring Charles Darwin to form his Theory...
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    Searching for Syphilis

    At the end of the 15th century a terrifying new epidemic spread across Europe, but was this disease, known as the Great Pox, really Syphilis? Did Christopher...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: Searching for Syphilis

    Audio

    35 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Oct 2009

  • Searching for Syphilis

    Featuring: Video Video Audio Audio
    Searching for Syphilis Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 35 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
    At the end of the 15th century a terrifying new epidemic spread across Europe, but...
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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Oct 2009

  • Sniffing new: Research into smell

    Sniffing new: Research into smell Creative commons image Icon denniswong under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Oct 2009
    Will new research reveal more about the science of smell?
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    DNA, RNA and protein formation

    How is genetic information stored in cells, and how is the information accessed and used? On this album, Dr Norman Cohen of The Open University uses models...

    By The OpenLearn team

    Watch now: DNA, RNA and protein formation

    Audio

    25 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    23 Aug 2009

  • DNA, RNA and protein formation

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    DNA, RNA and protein formation Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 25 mins Updated 23 Aug 2009
    How is genetic information stored in cells, and how is the information accessed...
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    OU on the BBC: Jimmy Doherty In Darwin's Garden

    By The Darwin web team

    Jimmy Doherty visits Darwin's home, and recreates the experiments that helped formulate his theory of evolution.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Feb 2009

  • OU on the BBC: Jimmy Doherty In Darwin's Garden

    OU on the BBC: Jimmy Doherty In Darwin's Garden Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Feb 2009
    Jimmy Doherty visits Darwin's home, and recreates the experiments that helped formulate his theory of evolution.
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    Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones: Relative weakness

    By Jimmy Doherty, Professor Steve Jones

    Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones and discovers why Darwin had more than an academic interest in the risks of cousins marrying

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2009

  • Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones: Relative weakness

    Featuring: Video Video
    Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones: Relative weakness Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2009
    Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones and discovers why Darwin had more than an academic interest in the risks of cousins marrying
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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2009

  • Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones: How did Darwin shape modern science?

    Featuring: Video Video
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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2009
    How far has Darwin influenced modern science? Steve Jones explains
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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Feb 2009

  • Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones: Decoding DNA

    Featuring: Video Video
    Jimmy Doherty meets Steve Jones: Decoding DNA Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2009
    Steve Jones explains the work being done to decode DNA
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    After Darwin

    By Professor Jim Moore

    Did the abolition of slavery lead on to a movement to abolish slavery of the mind? Jim Moore reflects on how free thinkers took a lead from Darwin - and how far Darwin would have gone along with them.

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2009

  • After Darwin

    Featuring: Video Video
    After Darwin Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: photos.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jan 2009
    Did the abolition of slavery lead on to a movement to abolish slavery of the mind? Jim Moore reflects on how free thinkers took a lead from Darwin - and how...
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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jun 2008

  • Explore your digestive system

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Explore your digestive system Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Open2 team - screenshot from interactive
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jun 2008
    An interactive exploration of how the digestive system works
  • Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jun 2007

  • Ever Wondered About... Sausages?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 11 Jun 2007
    Paul and David reveal some of the secrets behind the British banger.
  • Ever Wondered About... Rice?

    By Paul Merrett, Professor David Shuker

    There's a lot more to rice than school puddings and restaurant side dishes. Paul and David investigate.

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    Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jun 2007

  • Ever Wondered About... Rice?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 11 Jun 2007
    There's a lot more to rice than school puddings and restaurant side dishes. Paul and David investigate.
  • Audio

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jun 2007

  • Ever Wondered About... Nuts?

    Featuring: Audio Audio
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 11 Jun 2007
    Crack open the secrets of the nut with a chef and an OU scientist.
  • Check your tackle

    By Dr Allan Pacey

    Allan Pacey's guide to checking yourself for testicular cancer

    Read now: Check your tackle about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2006

  • Check your tackle

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2006
    Allan Pacey's guide to checking yourself for testicular cancer
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    Cool Hand Luke

    By The OpenLearn team

    Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted. Here they look at the famous egg eating incident with Paul Newman in the film Cool Hand Luke

    Read now: Cool Hand Luke about Managing projects through people

    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2005

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Aug 2005
    Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted. Here they look at the famous egg eating...
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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Aug 2005

  • Bodies in love

    Bodies in love Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Aug 2005
    Join Margi Clarke to investigate the science of love
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    How Do Scientists Know That?

    By The OpenLearn team

    When scientists tell us what dinosaurs looked like, how can they be certain? How do they know that reveals these and other secrets.

    Read now: How Do Scientists Know That? about Managing projects through people

    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Sep 2004

  • How Do Scientists Know That?

    How Do Scientists Know That? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2004
    When scientists tell us what dinosaurs looked like, how can they be certain? How do they know that reveals these and other secrets.
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    Cell structure

    By The Cell City team

    The structure of a cell resembles the structure of a city - find out how with our interactive exploration.

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2002

  • Cell structure

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    Cell structure Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 May 2002
    The structure of a cell resembles the structure of a city - find out how with our interactive exploration.
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