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We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.

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Men are from Mars, women are from Venus? New brain study says not

Dr Michael Bloomfield (UCL Psychiatry) says that although a recent study found no evidence for a female or male type of brain, we need a more nuanced understanding of similarities and differences in brain structure between the sexes. Read: Guardian More...

Published: Dec 1, 2015 11:34:22 AM

War and Peace: the ultimate liar’s cribsheet

Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) explains the main points of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian classic, War and Peace. Read: Times (£) More...

Published: Dec 1, 2015 11:14:21 AM

Facebook at bedtime 'is damaging teens' grades'

A study led by Dr Dagmara Dimitriou (UCL Institute of Education) has found that drinking caffeinated drinks and using social media 30 minutes before bedtime is significantly reducing sleep quantity in teenagers and negatively affecting their school performance. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Dec 1, 2015 9:52:24 AM

Scientists dispute 2-degree model guiding climate talks

Commenting on the 2 degree Celsius target for climate change, Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) says “It’s not a sensible, rational target because the models give you a range of possibilities, not a single answer”. Read: Wall Street Journal (£)

Published: Nov 30, 2015 4:56:47 PM