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James Cameron’s epic 2009 science fiction film shows a human race which has depleted the natural resources of their own planet and so decides to utilise the resources of another planet, Pandora

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Charles Darwin and ‘The Tree of Life’

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist whose most prolific work was in the field of evolutionary theory. He suggested that all species were linked and had descended …

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Principia Survival Training

This video shows astronaut Tim Peake and the Principia crew undertaking winter survival training pre- mission.

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Signs of Life

The question of whether there is life of planets other than Earth has always been prevalent in science, with scientists investigating and exploring the possibilities for the discovery of life that is sustainable on other planets within our universe.

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Because You’ll Never Meet Me

“Dear Fellow Hermit.” The very first words of this novel told entirely in the exchange of two boys’ letters immediately draw the reader into the reclusive world of the two letter writers we meet and hint at the dark undertones which pulse throughout this interestingly constructed narrative.

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Frankenstein

A terrifying vision of scientific progress without moral limits, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein leads the reader on an unsettling journey from the sublime beauty of the Swiss alps to the desolate waste of the arctic circle.

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Dr Mairi Knight

Dr Mairi Knight is currently the head of the school of biological sciences at Plymouth University.

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VIDEO: Dr Kerry Howell

In this video, Kerry discusses which piece of science fiction was the motivation behind her decision to become a scientist and talks about the importance of the skills which can be acquired through studying science to all walks of life.

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Ursula K Le Guin

Ursula K Le Guin is a celebrated novelist in the science fiction genre.

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