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Inflation in the UK has surged, with the consumer price index jumping to 2.3% in the year to... read more
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PhD student, Jack Wright has named a crater on Mercury after the late Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet... read more
Three PhD students from the Faculty of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) took... read more
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An international knowledge exchange network is being formed to help African countries reap maximum... read more
Open University scientists are leading the development of a miniaturised chemical laboratory to... read more
Since the onset of austerity in 2010, the estimated number of people sleeping rough in England has... read more
OU researchers have created a new website to enable the education profession to develop research–... read more