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  • An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
    Big Telescopes Poster from STFC
    An A2 double sided poster about the world's largest telescopes and the range of the electromagnetic spectrum they cover.
  • 'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
    OneZoom Tree of LIfe
    'OneZoom is a new way to visualise the tree of life. Zoom down to species level. Now links to ARKive and other sites.
  • Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
    The Naked Scientists
    Popular science shows that strip science down to its bare essentials, and engage everyone in the world of science and technology. The show includes live lectures, interviews with renowned scientists and live discussion with questions from listeners - Many of which you can link to the curriculum.
  • Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
    Plankton Portal
    Understanding where and when plankton occur at different depths in the ocean allows scientists to get a global understanding of the function and health of the ocean from small to global scales.
  • Research resources for teachers that are designed to bring elements of cutting edge research into the classroom and help inspire the next generation of researchers.
    BBSRC Resources for Ages 11-14
    Research resources for teachers that are designed to bring elements of cutting edge research into the classroom and help inspire the next generation of researchers.
  • Inspirational short videos from NERC and other research partners. Our favourite video is from a research scientist  who explains how his research has helped to show that imported bees for crop pollination were infected with parasites.
    NERC YouTube Channel
    Inspirational short videos from NERC and other research partners. Our favourite video is from a research scientist who explains how his research has helped to show that imported bees for crop pollination were infected with parasites.
  • Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
    Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’
    Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species.
  • A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
    Alstom hydropwer infographic
    A useful downloadable infographic poster on world hydropower capacity.
  • Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
    Impacts of Bioscience #2
    Video explores achievements from BBSRC-funded science into the new millennium.
  • A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
    BGS Iceland Glacier Observatory Project
    A video from BGS on the whole glacier monitoring experiment in Iceland.
  • Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
    UK Aquaculture Industry Global Food Security Insight pdf
    Useful background reading for biology students and teachers for both science and careers
  • The Nireus video shows how science is applied to fish farming in the Mediterranean
    Large scale fish farming
    The Nireus video shows how science is applied to fish farming in the Mediterranean
  • A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
    Why mitochondrial donation is not about making ‘designer babies’
    A useful clarification on the basics of mitochondrial donation, explaining the difference between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA.
  • Taxonomy unlocks our knowledge of the living world, but it has to change to keep pace with technology and the demands of society. Find out how Kew and its partners at the Natural History Museum, London and the University of Oxford are starting a taxonomic revolution.
    Taxonomy goes digital
    Taxonomy unlocks our knowledge of the living world, but it has to change to keep pace with technology and the demands of society. Find out how Kew and its partners at the Natural History Museum, London and the University of Oxford are starting a taxonomic revolution.
  • A short article on the genetics being used to fight malaria
    Blood lust and the mosquito
    A short article on the genetics being used to fight malaria
  • A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
    Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees
    A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.
  • A fascinating inforgraphic about 50 things you probably don't know about water
    50 Incredible facts about water - from Aquatec
    A fascinating inforgraphic about 50 things you probably don't know about water
  • Patrick Strudwick talks to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi about how she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, her receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.
    Mosaic feature on the discovery of AIDS
    Patrick Strudwick talks to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi about how she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, her receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.
  • Bitrex® – ‘Bitter’ to be Safe than Sorry
    Making things taste bitter can reduce risk
  • Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
    Making a Smart Tunnel
    Cambridge University scientists and engineers use smart sensing to find out what happens when you build a tunnel right under another one.
  • Zooniverse makes citizen science websites so anyone can help researchers solve big problems. By helping, you also learn about the science.
    Zooniverse
    Zooniverse makes citizen science websites so anyone can help researchers solve big problems. By helping, you also learn about the science.
  • OCEAN DRIFTERS describes how the PLANKTON underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Video and supporting website.
    Ocean Drifters - a secret world beneath the waves
    OCEAN DRIFTERS describes how the PLANKTON underpins the marine food web, created our oil and gas, and shaped the landscape around us. Video and supporting website.
  • We should all swap at least half of the meat, dairy products and eggs we eat with cereals, lentils, beans and other plant-based foods to help reduce nitrogen pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health.
    Halving your meat intake would help the environment
    We should all swap at least half of the meat, dairy products and eggs we eat with cereals, lentils, beans and other plant-based foods to help reduce nitrogen pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health.
  • Studies in Hatfield tunnel show how alalytical tools are used to study fine particles in the air.
    Pollution from cars not just in exhaust fumes
    Studies in Hatfield tunnel show how alalytical tools are used to study fine particles in the air.
  • A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
    Beehave Computer Model
    A freely downloadable computer model that simulates the effect of multiple environmental factors on beehive populations.
  • Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
    Nuffield Research Placements
    Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
  • Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
    Rutland Ospreys
    Rutland Ospresy runs World Osprey Week and posts photos and information all year round including satellite tracking data on migration flyways.
  • Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
    Mosaic
    Mosaic is dedicated to exploring the science of life. Each week, Mosaic publishes a feature on an aspect of biology or medicine that affects our lives, our health or our society.
  • Keep up to date with Big Telecope developments worlwide
    BigTelescopes Blogspot
    Keep up to date with Big Telecope developments worlwide
  • The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter zoomable view of the Lunar North Pole in ultra high resolution of 2m per pixel
    LROC Northern Polar Mosaic
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter zoomable view of the Lunar North Pole in ultra high resolution of 2m per pixel
  • Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
    MRC LMB Insight on Research
    Research news from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology that is useful reading for teachers and 16+ students
  • a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
    A Switch in the Brain
    a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether the fruit fly is male or female.
  • Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
    Careers in Research
    Information from Research Councils UK on the scope of careers in science research
  • Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
    How tracking satellites work
    Find out how birds carrying 5g transmitters are detected by satellites in polar orbit.
  • A short video celebrating the history of X-ray  crystallography from Max von Laue to modern synchrotron sources.
    Celebrating Crystallography
    A short video celebrating the history of X-ray crystallography from Max von Laue to modern synchrotron sources.
  • A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters
    Disaster Zone! Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Volcanoes
    A set to four downloadable PDF posters and quizzes to accompany the Disaster Zone! Volcano Information Posters

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