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  1. BritLab Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/HeadsqueezeTV/featured
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, Computing, General Science, Mathematics, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Science video channel on Youtube featuring content presented by Greg Foot and Hannah Fry. The Brit Lab Original series consists of a series of short films featuring experiments and investigations into various phenomena, including decomposition, spontaneous combustion and cannibalism. Hannah Fry’s Number Hub videos see the mathematician explaining mathematical concepts and theories in an entertaining and engaging way. The channel also includes videos from James May’s Head Squeeze series and a small selection from the BBC ‘Tomorrow’s World’ series, including this demonstration of early touch screen technology.

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  2. FT Science Streaming

    Link
    http://podcast.ft.com/s/ft-science-with-clive-cookson
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The Financial Times science podcast is no longer being updated but the archive features all the episodes in the series, freely available. The FT’s Science Editor presents the podcast, covering every aspect of science from biomedicine to space.

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  3. 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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  4. The Infinite Monkey Cage Streaming

    Link
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloads
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This entertaining podcast is presented by physicist Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, who synthesise their talents to produce an informative and lively mixture of science and humour. Each episode features different guests - usually a combination of two scientists and a comedian - and the show’s structure often takes the form of a dialogue between scientist (usually an expert in his or her particular field) and comedian, with the comedian asking deliberately naive questions in order to elicit an enlightening response from the scientist.

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  5. Beautiful Chemistry Streaming

    Link
    http://www.beautifulchemistry.net/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Visually inventive site which uses the latest camera technology to capture ‘the most beautiful’ chemical structures and chemical reactions. Divided into four sections - Elements, History, Reactions and Structure - the site is aimed at educating the general public and is a collaboration between University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and Tsinghua University Press (TUP).

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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. Socratica Streaming

    Link
    http://www.socratica.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Languages, Literature, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Streaming/Download

    Educational videos on a wide variety of disciplines, inspired by the ethos that certain ideas and concepts benefit from being presented in an engaging audiovisual format. A blog on the ‘Socratica Method’ features highlights from the collection and information about the use of av material as a pedagogical tool. There are also four language channels: German, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Suitable for various levels, from primary to university. Although the videos are not arranged according to educational level it is generally clear from the context who the intended audience is.

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  8. Science Friday Streaming

    Link
    http://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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  9. Useful Science Streaming

    Link
    http://www.usefulscience.org/podcast
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Medicine, Physics
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    This site posts one sentence ‘Tweetable’ summaries of recent scientific research which is relevant in some way to everyday life. The podcast, which began in September 2015, consists of hour long discussions about the research, aiming to explore the summaries in more depth. Each podcast is about an hour long and consists of a rotating panel of experts. Attractively laid out and easy to navigate, users can explore a range of broad subject headings including Health, Nutrition, Creativity, Persuasion, Productivity and Sleep. Users can click through the summary to find the original research (or a detailed summary thereof) as presented in the relevant scientific journal. Scholarly, yet accessible, this resource has potential appeal and use to a general listenership as well as science students, researchers and postgraduates.

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  10. World Science U Streaming

    Link
    http://www.worldscienceu.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Chemistry, General Science, Mathematics, Physics
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    A range of resources from brief videos to classes and courses, presented in an engaging, dynamic format. The Science Unplugged page features hundred of short videos in which scientists give brief summaries of scientific theories, or answers to questions, such as ‘What is mathematics?', ‘Does time flow?' and 'What is Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle?'.

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