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Parents rarely spot child obesity

A new study by UCL, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Great Ormond Street Hospital has found that a third of parents underestimate their child’s BMI. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian, Mirror, Times (£), ITV News, Huffington Post, Scotsman, Yorkshire Post More...

Published: Mar 30, 2015 10:50:01 AM

Excellence v equity

Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) says that “the tendency to growth of participation in higher education appears to have no natural limit” once a country’s GDP per person rises above $3,000. Read: The Economist More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:29:04 PM

Natural disaster amnesia: Threats we choose to forget

Two centuries ago the biggest volcanic eruption in history unleashed mayhem across the world. Are we prepared for an inevitable repeat, asks Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: New Scientist More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:12:42 PM

Only pub sceptics will insist this isn't Richard III

Explaining the statistical analysis of Richard III’s remains, Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says: “There is a 0.0003 per cent chance that it's not him – and wars have been started over less". Read: New Scientist More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:03:14 PM