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6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians dyed with indigo before Egyptians

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Dr Jan Wouters (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) is featured for his contribution to research finding that a piece of striped cotton was indeed dyed by indigo more than 1,500 years before the Egyptians used indigo dye, possibly making it the earliest known example of cloth dyeing. Read: Los Angeles Times, More: PBS, International Business Times

UK government approves nuclear power station

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) expresses his concerns about Hinkley Point C, a nuclear power plant to be built in the UK and financed by France and China. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘World at One’ (from 23 mins 31 secs)More: BBC Radio London ‘Vanessa Feltz’ (from 1 hour 2 mins 10 secs)BBC Radio 5 '5 live Breakfast' (from 1 hour 7 mins 39 secs)Read: CNBC

After the Great Fire, London could have looked like Paris. Thankfully, it doesn't

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Recognising the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, Professor Alan Penn, Dean of the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, writes about the master plans proposed for rebuilding the city, and how London benefited from a more pragmatic approach. Read: The Telegraph

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