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Brain imaging and privacy

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Professor Geraint Rees (UCL Life Sciences) discusses potential issues of mental privacy brought about by brain imaging. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Mind Reading’

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

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Arunas Radzvilavicius (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) writes that life on Earth originated in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and not in a surface-level primordial soup as the dominant theory proposes. Read: The Conversation

Tom Wolfe: A man in full

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Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on author Tom Wolfe's views on Darwinian evolution and academic linguistics. Read: The Sunday Times (£) 

The scientists who only come out at night

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Profile on Professor Kate Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and her work with bats. Read: The Guardian

Myth busting the Olympic 'cupping' craze

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A number of Olympians have large red circles on their skin caused by 'cupping' which is supposed to help the circulation of blood. Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) explains that it is a bogus treatment that has not been properly tested. Watch: BBC News (from 2 mins 20 sec) More: BBC News, The Week, The Independent, BBC Radio 5 Live 'The Victoria Derbyshire programme'

Women who have appendix or tonsils removed are more fertile, study finds

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New research co-authored by Dr Li Wei (UCL School of Pharmacy) has found that women who have their appendix or tonsils removed are more fertile than the rest of the population. Read: The MailMore: The Telegraph

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