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Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs article icon

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Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have been shaped by the work of Richard Owen in this review of Gowan Dawson's Dickens, Dinosaurs, and Design in Victorian Literature and Culture 44.4

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If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors article icon

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If Infinity Wars had peer review instead of script editors

Bill Sullivan imagines the feedback facing The Avengers, if Hollywood worked the way scientific journals work. WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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Creating a different world: Celebrating Ursula K LeGuin

A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.

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Under the covers: The emerging critical sleep studies

Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.

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Star Wars: May the Course be with you

You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and explore now...

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Jediism: Will the Real Religion Please Stand Up

Can Jediism be classed as a religion, or is it merely a cultural fad? Check out our article then watch a short video on its characteristics. 

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Is science fiction a field in its own right? article icon

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Is science fiction a field in its own right?

Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science fiction is often shunned as unworthy as a subject for academic enquiry?

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Doctor Who: Is time travel possible?

Is time travel possible in real life? The simple answer is: Yes!

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What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary? video icon

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What makes near-future Sci-Fi especially scary?

Science fiction set in the near-now can unsettle more than tales from the year 2525. Why is that?

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OpenLearn Live: 19th July 2016 video icon

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OpenLearn Live: 19th July 2016

Meet the cosmologist trying to plug the gaps in the Big Bang Theory; explore places that are hotter than our current heatwave and discover how BB8 was engineered. Free learning from across the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 17th February 2016

The birthplace of cyberspace is in South Carolina, and the perils of sugar in hot drinks. Then more free learning across the day.

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Bowie as a conduit

David Bowie's music and style opened doors to different music and stranger books. Professor Richard Brown writes about how Bowie influenced his tastes...

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