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  1. Fungi and Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland Streaming

    Link
    http://fungi.myspecies.info/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Botany, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Web Links

    The importance of fungi for all aspects of life on Earth and the size of the fungi kingdom, which is six times larger than the kingdom of plant species, makes research in this little studied field crucial: for example, last year a new species of fungi was discovered in Pakistan which is capable of digesting and breaking down plastic; this could be a part of the solution to the global challenge of clearing plastic in oceans and on the land. The Fungi and Lichens website provides technical (but approachable) accounts of the current status of species in the British Isles, including descriptions, images, distribution data, ecology and conservation information. It is aimed at those with a serious interest in fungi, either as natural historians or professional biologists. The project is run by the Mycology Department at Kew Gardens who has just published the 2018 State of the World’s Fungi report.

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  2. India Unboxed Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoEBu2Q8ia_Plr7aQ7Twml69cRSfKI_3S
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Astronomy, Botany, Ethnology, Geology, History
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download

    Among the many millions of objects held across Cambridge University’s eight museums, Botanic Garden, Centre for South Asian Studies, and University Library, are a huge number of wonders related to the world’s largest democracy: India.
    India Unboxed is a collection of eight short films telling the stories behind some of these objects. The videos, which are available via Cambridge University’s Youtube Channel, were created as part of a year-long celebration across the University and city of Cambridge to mark the UK–India Year of Culture 2017.

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  3. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kewgardens/playlists
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Botany, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    The official Kew Gardens YouTube channel includes a selection of short films, which offer a unique insight into the scientific research and global conservation taking place there. Beyond the Gardens includes ten films tackling themes such as The Future of Taxonomy, The Plant Family Tree and The Fungarium; Plant Kingdom consists of 35 films, including the first known instance of a cricket as an orchid pollinator captured on film by a Kew scientist; and the 15 shorts in Inside the Millennium Seed Bank, focus on global plants which are faced with the threat of extinction.

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  4. Wytham Woods: the Laboratory with Leaves Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/content/wytham-woods-laboratory-leaves
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    An on-going series of videos offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the cutting-edge research taking place in Wytham Woods, which is considered to be the most studied piece of woodland on earth. Episodes present the viewer with some extraordinary minds and great characters and so far include: Wytham Through the Ages, Birds, The Forest, Art, The Fen, Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Fire in the Woods, Moths, Small mammals, The Father of Ecology, Tech in the Woods, Walls and Badgers.

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  5. Science Photo Library Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencephoto.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Medicine, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Footage Sources, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    Specialist science imagery and footage is available to licence from this longstanding company. There are over 600,000 images and 40,000 clips available on the site, all of which are freely available to preview online but users need to register in order to buy clips.
    The moving image collections are divided into Healthcare, Science & Technology, Space, History, Environment, Animals and Flowers. The company also runs a free research service and has an educational plan available with subscriptions starting at £25.00.

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  6. SciShow Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/scishow
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Medicine, Physics, Psychology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    Extremely popular daily science show, streamed via YouTube and presented by Hank Green and Michael Aranda. Each day has a different format news (eg. Friday is Science News Day, Monday features a short video about our ‘Weird World’, whereas Wednesday’s video features longer, more in-depth investigations). The format is energetic, upbeat and engaging and the items generally well-researched, although one video on Genetically Modified Organisms caused some controversy and was taken down from the site after being criticised, as biased and inaccurate by science blogger Myles Power. SciShow made a new video Why Are GMOs Bad? in which they acknowledge the flaws in the previous film and present a more balanced case.

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  7. Science Friday Streaming

    Link
    https://www.sciencefriday.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Nature, Physics, Psychiatry, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Also known as Sci Fri, this popular American science podcast and radio programme has covered all aspects of science since 1991. One of the first US radio science talk shows, the programme has over the years featured such names as Carl Sagan, Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle and Oliver Sacks and has a reputation for groundbreaking and original science reporting. According to the site, the show’s founder and executive producer Ira Flatow was the first person to use the word ‘podcast’ on the airwaves. Archives go back as far as 2004 but there is also a substantial amount of video content. A section of the attractively laid out website features a range of educational resources, mainly aimed at primary and secondary school level.

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  8. Seven Ages of Science Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0380wf8/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Botany, General Science, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    BBC Radio 4 seven-part series on the history of science in Britain from the Restoration to the present day presented by Lisa Jardine.

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  9. Nature Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://www.nature.com/nature/articles?type=nature-podcast
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Agriculture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Podcasts. Each week ‘Nature’ publishes a free podcast hosted by Kerri Smith, with reporters Noah Baker, Ewen Callaway, Lizzie Gibney, Geoff Marsh and Charlotte Stoddart. Every show features highlighted content from the current edition of the journal including interviews with the people behind the science, and in-depth commentary and analysis from journalists covering science around the world. Topics covered include a simulation which will help scientists discover how the moon was formed and how blind rats have a magnetic sixth sense.

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  10. Biointeractive Streaming

    Link
    https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive
    Subject
    Biology, Botany
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Providing a range of free resources for science education, this site, which is maintained by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is a good source for short films, animations, virtual labs, interactive tutorials, podcasts and other multimedia resources to aid in the teaching of the biological sciences. Users can narrow their searches by topic and resource type, choosing from Lectures, Series, Video Clips, 3D Printing, Interviews etc. on subject arranged into categories which include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, DNA, Genetics, Immunology, Palaeontology and Viruses.

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