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Archive of News

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14 October 2013: Go to bed! Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioural problems in children

Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties. More...

11 October 2013: Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting

The iron in the Earth’s inner core weakens dramatically before it melts, explaining the unusual properties that exist in the moon-sized solid centre of our planet that have, up until now, been difficult to understand. More...

11 October 2013: ExoMars Rover uses PanCam to explore Atacama Desert

This week saw the most ambitious test yet of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover, when - remotely controlled by scientists in the UK - it explored the Atacama Desert in South America. More...

11 October 2013: European hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived side-by-side

Hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived side-by-side for more than 2,000 years in Central Europe, before the hunter-gatherer communities died out or were absorbed into the farming population. More...

9 October 2013: One in three older people experience age discrimination

New research from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) reveals 33 per cent of all older people experience perceived age discrimination, with less wealthy older men being at highest risk. More...

9 October 2013: UCLU launch first full Black History Month programme

Film screenings, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) talks and a Living History Exhibition including images of filmmaker Steve McQueen, Helen Grant MP, Lord Victor Adebowale, and other prominent members of BME community, are some of the events at this year’s Black History Month at UCL. More...

9 October 2013: Make Your Future Happen at UCL

UCL is working with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to support Make Your Future Happen, a week promoting the benefits of higher education. More...

8 October 2013: A slow, loving, 'affective' touch may be key to a healthy sense of self

A loving touch, characterised by a slow caress or stroke - often an instinctive gesture from a mother to a child or between partners in romantic relationships – may increase the brain's ability to construct a sense of body ownership and, in turn, play a part in creating and sustaining a healthy sense of self. More...

8 October 2013: Peter Higgs & François Englert win Nobel Prize for Physics

Peter Higgs and François Englert have won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics, for their work in the 1960s that led to the concept of a mass-giving particle now known as the Higgs Boson.  More...

4 October 2013: Mutated stem cells trigger pituitary tumours in children

A type of pituitary tumour known as craniopharyngioma appears to form via a different mechanism to that thought to occur in more common tumours, according to a paper in the journal Cell Stem Cell. More...

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