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

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Adoption chiefs' U-turn over e-cigarettes

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on new recommendations from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering that  agencies should consider e-cigarettes as different to tobacco cigarettes. Read: Daily Mail, More: Times (£)

Published: Mar 2, 2015 10:27:03 AM

Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'

Explaining why people may perceive different colours in a photograph, Dr Beau Lotto (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) says: "the brain has evolved not to see absolutes, but to see the difference between things." Read: BBC News, More: Times (£), Listen: BBC 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 28 mins 40 secs), BBC World Service ‘The Newsroom’ (from 20 mins 54 secs), BBC Radio Scotland ‘Newsdrive’ (from 33 mins 10m secs) More...

Published: Feb 27, 2015 4:47:40 PM

Islamic State 'destroys ancient statues in Iraq'

Professor Eleanor Robson (UCL History) explains the significance of the statues destroyed by Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. Watch: BBC News, Read: Financial Times, The Age, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'World at One' (from 32 mins 46 secs)

Published: Feb 27, 2015 11:00:09 AM

Does the UK do enough to help its creative industries succeed?

As part of panel on entrepreneurship in Britain, Timothy Barnes (Director of UCL Advances) looks at how we can create an environment in which entrepreneurs can flourish. Read: Guardian More...

Published: Feb 27, 2015 10:37:18 AM