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Disgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand... read more
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What do recent discoveries suggesting water on the Moon tell us? Would it be possible to live on... read more
OU scientists are involved in the creation of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which... read more
Groundbreaking research by an economist from The Open University Business School is informing and... read more
OU academics will engage the public with social scientific research during a film series in London... read more
It was only a matter of 700m years or so after Earth formed and its surface cooled and solidified... read more
In 2016, nearly one in five of the 7.4 billion people on our planet live in fragile situations.... read more
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