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  1. RPSB Film Streaming

    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    This page on the website of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds features a small selection of digitsed films from the RSPB Film Unit.

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  2. 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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  3. iBiology Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ibiology.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, General Science, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Useful resource featuring free open-access videos about biology, presented by leading scientists and researchers, who discuss their work and research methods, with the aim of making the subject accessible to a broad audience. The clean design makes searching and browsing easy and the site is conveniently divided into broad thematic areas: BioSeminars; BioEducation and Bio Films. The Education pages feature a series of courses for secondary school and undergraduate level students on topics including microbiology, ecology, genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. There are also two flipped learning courses, featuring course curricula, online seminars, and questions for classroom discussion.

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  4. Science Alert Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencealert.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Environmental Studies, General Science, Medicine, Nature, Physics

    Popular website which aggregates and promotes the latest scientific research from universities and research bodies around the world, featuring news stories, articles, videos and images. There is a particular (though not exclusive) emphasis on the Australian scientific research community. Users can search under several broad categories, including Health, Environment, Space, Physics and Nature. The videocontent is collected on one page.

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  5. Big Picture Streaming

    Link
    https://bigpictureeducation.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, General Science, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Psychology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Journals, Streaming/Download

    This website is a free educational resource that explores the innovations and implications of modern science. It sets out to connect modern biomedical science with its ethical and social challenges and place bioscience research in a historical and cultural context. The wide range of Resources includes animations, videos and audio clips. Users can filter their searches by topic, resource type and educational level, which ranges from 5-7 years old up to undergraduate and continuing professional development.


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  6. Afbare - Arctic Documentary Films Streaming

    Link
    http://arcticcentre.ulapland.fi/afbare/default.aspx#.V39ZOj_sL9k
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    General Science, Geography, Geology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Databases, Streaming/Download

    The Arctic and Barents Documentary Film database contains information on over 35,000 films made in or about the Arctic held by the archives of the Russian TV companies GTRK Murman, TV Pomorye and Finnish broadcaster YLE. Detailed information with scene by scene description and a digitised preview (in avi format) is available for more than 1000 films, but researchers wishing to view the films in their entirety will have to travel to the University of Lapland.

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  7. The Polar Sea Streaming

    Link
    http://polarsea360.arte.tv/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Online interactive resource created to accompany the TV Ontario series of the same name. Includes maps, photographs, text and 3D interactive videos covering the ten episode series which follows three explorers as they traverse the North West passage from Iceland to Alaska via the Bering Strait. Available in English, French and German versions.

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  8. 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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  9. Gastropod Streaming

    Link
    https://gastropod.com/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Food, General Science, History, Nature
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Gastropod looks at food from the perspective of science and history. The podcast is nicely designed and is produced and presented by Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, who are both journalists with an academic background in the sciences. Witty and stimulating in equal measure and with an archive going back to 2014, there are two episodes a month, each one a mixture of short items and longer in-depth reports. Episodes have covered caffeine, fungi, alcohol consumption, the calorie as a unit of energy and snails. Each podcast comes with notes, and is often accompanied by stills and short videos. The podcasts are available on Soundcloud, iTunes and as RSS feeds.

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  10. Life in Scents Streaming

    Link
    http://lifeinscents.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Nature, Psychology
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    This fascinating and idiosyncratic podcast about smell deals with all things odorous, looking at the sense of smell scientifically, poetically, historically, psychologically and industrially. The format varies but generally features a guest talking about how smell is important in their life, seen (and smelled) from the perspective of a particular academic discipline, profession or way of life.

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