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  1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kewgardens/playlists
    Category
    Science and Technology
    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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  2. Wytham Woods: the Laboratory with Leaves Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/content/wytham-woods-laboratory-leaves
    Category
    Science and Technology
    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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  3. The Conversation Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Medicine, Nature, Politics and Government, Sports Science, Technology
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    An independent news website sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011 and in the UK in May 2013. It is a not for profit educational entity, funded by universities, that aims to rebuild trust in journalism by providing independent, high quality and authenticated information. The articles, written by academics and researchers with some help from professional journalists, are organised by subject areas like in any online version of a broadsheet newspaper: Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Education, Environment & Energy, Science & Technology, etc. Interestingly, each article displays a disclosure statement indicating the author’s funding and any potential conflict of interest. The Fact Check UK section includes the statement being checked (e.g. ‘Is freezing eggs really ‘extremely unsuccessful’?), the link to its original source, a Verdict and a Review by an academic who gives his/her opinion on whether and why the author of the statement is right or wrong.

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  4. 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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  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. iBiology Streaming

    Link
    https://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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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