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It is well known that high blood pressure is a risk factor for dementia, so the results of a new... read more
Most scientists agree that the Earth has pretty much always had its moon. Details of the moon’s... read more
JRR Tolkien began writing The Fall of Gondolin while on medical leave from the first world war, 100... read more
When Barack Obama became US president, his principal foreign policy was clear: to maintain the US’s... read more
AlSat Nano, the joint UK-Algeria CubeSat mission, has captured and downloaded its first full colour... read more
Scientists are delving into the mysterious 'dark matter' in our genes in quest of a new treatment... read more
OU academics will describe how the OU’s teaching laboratories are being launched into cyberspace,... read more
Researchers at The Open University are exploring a novel therapy to fight a debilitating and poorly... read more
In the run up to International Migrants Day (Sunday 18 December), Dr Tendayi Bloom in the OU’s... read more
The discovery of a planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri has been highly commended... read more