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19 April 2013: Sounds of UCL: competition winners and panoramas

What sounds make up London’s global university? UCL Communications has announced the winners of its ‘Sounds of UCL’ competition, which invited staff and students to capture ambient audio clips that reflect the life of UCL. More...

18 April 2013: Star factory in the early Universe challenges galaxy evolution theory


A team including Dr Mat Page (UCL Space and Climate Physics) has discovered an extremely distant galaxy making stars more than 2000 times faster than our own Milky Way. Seen at a time when the Universe was less than a billion years old, its mere existence challenges our theories of galaxy evolution. The observations were carried out using the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory.
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18 April 2013: European Commission must innovate to get value from €70 billion science funding programme

The European Commission needs to make some key innovations in its science funding programme if Europe is to enjoy the full benefits of the €70 billion to be spent on science research as part of the Horizon 2020 programme kicking off in 2014, according to an academic paper published by SAGE in the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy today. More...

17 April 2013: Light drinking during pregnancy not linked to developmental problems in childhood

Light drinking during pregnancy is not linked to adverse behavioural or cognitive outcomes in childhood, suggests a new study published today. More...

15 April 2013: From Austen to French cinema: UCL celebrates the arts

Join UCL in a ten-day celebration of the arts that will give the public a chance to experience, explore and engage with the latest research. More...

12 April 2013: Search for new antibiotics advanced by discovery of key processes within bacterial protein

Scientists have discovered how bacteria transport the tiny hair-like strands, called pili, which cover their outer surface from the inside of the cell, where they are assembled, to the exterior. Pili are a key target for a new generation of antibiotics, as without them the bacteria are unable to group together and to stick to human cells causing infection. More...

10 April 2013: UCL colleagues pay tribute to Dr Katharine Giles

Dr Katharine Giles was tragically killed in a cycling accident on Monday 8 April. Here, her colleagues in UCL Earth Sciences pay tribute. More...

7 April 2013: Getting into Digital Humanities: A free afternoon workshop for undergraduates at UCL

UCL undergraduates are invited to a free, half day workshop by the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
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4 April 2013: Child heart surgeons access clearer picture of their success rate

For the first time, teams that care for children needing heart surgery have been able to review their short-term success rate better across all the different operations they perform. More...

4 April 2013: Ancient pool of warm water questions current climate models

A huge pool of warm water that stretched out from Indonesia over to Africa and South America four million years ago suggests climate models might be too conservative in forecasting tropical changes. More...

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