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Private passions

Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses his musical loves and how materials influence the way music sounds. Listen: BBC Radio 3 ‘Private Passions’ More...

Published: Sep 1, 2014 12:30:04 PM

World Anti-Doping Agency bans xenon and argon

Following an announcement that the World Anti-Doping Agency is banning the use of xenon and argon, Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains how these noble gases can enhance an athlete’s performance and how their use can be detected. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 26 mins) More...

Published: Sep 1, 2014 11:34:00 AM

How to make our children safe

Dr Ella Cockbain (UCL Security and Crime Science) comments on the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal and the associated legal failings. Read: Sunday Times (£) More...

Published: Sep 1, 2014 11:05:44 AM

Scientists warn of court DNA risks

Professor David Balding (UCL Genetics Institute) says a pattern of “hostility to scientific evidence” among judges is especially worrying given that such evidence is playing an increasingly decisive role in courts. Read: Times (£) More...

Published: Sep 1, 2014 10:27:21 AM