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Gravitational waves: why it's impossible not to be thrilled by this discovery

Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) says that not only was building LIGO experiment a towering achievement but its success is both stunning and the results totally convincing. Read: Guardian More...

Published: Feb 12, 2016 12:14:48 PM

Free university tuition ‘could lead to poor subsidising the rich’

John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) has argued that England should not scrap tuition fees because “free” university education could lead to the “poor subsidising the rich”. Read: THE (£) More...

Published: Feb 12, 2016 12:11:42 PM

Unions call for teachers to boycott literacy and numeracy tests for four-year-old pupils

The test used to assess four-years old in reception class when they start school does not accurately reflect children’s ability at this age, according to research carried out by the UCL Institute of Education for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News More...

Published: Feb 12, 2016 12:09:53 PM

Mood-enhancing drugs could also provide relief for chronic pain

A study led by Dr Maria Maiarù and Dr Sandrine Géranton (both UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has found that class of drugs being studied to treat certain mood disorders may also be able to relieve chronic pain by acting on a gene involved in regulating the body’s reaction to stress. Read: Forbes, More: UCL News More...

Published: Feb 11, 2016 4:04:10 PM