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Spreading Aliens, Arctic Experience, and Antarctica

This podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) looks at how hikers and walkers could be unwittingly changing the landscape by spreading alien species; what it's like to work as a marine biologist in the Arctic in temperatures of minus 40°C; and exactly how...

Orangutans, Green Buildings and an Antarctic GP

A podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). With efforts to improve energy efficiency focused on green transport, sustainable power generation, growing your own food and reducing waste, it is often easy to forget that the very buildings we live and work in...

Leeches, Earthquakes and Weird Sea-life

A podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). In this recording, Richard Hollingham talks to expert seismologist Brian Baptie from the British Geological Survey, who uses musical software to find out if earthquakes are getting more frequent.

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Butterflies, Buoys and the English Channel

In this podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Sue Nelson goes to the Eden Project in Cornwall, southwest England and to the South Downs in southeast England to find out what butterfly research is telling us about climate change. As well as the bad news...

Ocean Currents and Great Tits

In this podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Richard Hollingham talks to Professor Meric Srokosz from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton about a new European Space Agency satellite, which was due to be launched on 2 November 2009. 

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Protecting Geological Heritage

A podcast from the Planet Earth Online collection and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The UK is literally full of geology - so much so that many names of geological periods come from names of regions of the country, the most well-known being the Devonian (after Devon) and the Cambrian (the old name...

Communications and Radar

Produced by Innovate Educate and Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, these materials allow students to investigate circuits using communication as a context. The principles behind radar are also examined. The activities can be used individually or together in a series of sessions.

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Materials Podcasts

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), these naked Scientist podcasts look at materials science questions in an accessible and informative way.

When will 'indestructible' plastics finally degrade?
Nothing lasts forever, so how long does it take...

Earth Science Podcasts

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), these naked Scientist podcasts look at Earth science questions in an accessible and informative way.

Antarctica
This podcast looks at how scientists in the South African National Antarctic Programme are...

Renewable Energy and Climate Change Podcasts

Produced by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), these naked Scientist podcasts look at renewable energy and climate change in an accessible and informative way.

The science of rubbish
This podcast looks at the life cycle of rubbish, how to...

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