Science is Vital

Today it was announced that two scientists at Manchester University were awarded the Nobel prize for Physics (see Materials breakthrough wins Nobel). Meanwhile, the Coalition Government are threatening cuts to the very lifeblood of this

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Crash On The Moon

In the small hours of tomorrow morning, NASA’s LCROSS spacecraft will crash land on the moon. The craft will be deliberately hard-landed in two sections providing data about the composition of the lunar surface. NASA

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96 Months To Save The World

Prince Charles gives us 96 months to save our world from global warming. Giving this year’s Dimbleby Lecture, the Prince of Wales said, “If we fail the Earth, we fail humanity.” Placing the blame squarely on

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OU Call for Volunteers

Centre for Human Ecology graduate Helen Jeans has been running an exciting new project which needs participants! Would you like to get involved? Helen writes: “The Open University is developing a new Internet site to support collaborative learning

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Monster Maize?

  Researchers in Spain and Germany have developed a new type of maize that produces large amounts of beta carotene and precursors of vitamin C and folic acid. The team, centred on the University of Lleida,

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Happy Easter

A happy Easter to all our readers! It also looks like the weather is improving; just the right time to be taking a course with an outdoors element. May we suggest getting out in the

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NCS Moon Mission

The New Curiosity Shop has just launched a new kind of course. A mix between a science course and a history course, The Story Of Apollo will take learners back to the cold war era

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