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Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks

Dr Rodwan Abouharb (UCL Political Science) says as global human rights scrutiny increases, governments get rid of political opponents by making them forcibly disappear. Read: Conversation More...

Published: Feb 20, 2018 11:31:09 AM

Issues in energy distribution

Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) discusses his work advising the UK Government on electricity supply, and current issues in energy distribution. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' (from 10 mins 32 secs) More...

Published: Feb 20, 2018 11:17:30 AM

Why putting a red light in your bathroom could help you sleep better

Dr Andrew Sommerlad (UCL Psychiatry) comments on dementia and its causes: 'there are multiple factors at play and sleep is part of that jigsaw'. Read: Mail Online More...

Published: Feb 20, 2018 11:00:08 AM

Walking the dog or pottering in the garden could extend life expectancy

Dr Barbara Jefferis (UCL Primary Care and Population Health) has authored research showing that half an hour a day of any level of physical activity is linked to a 17 per cent reduction in risk of death in older men. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Express, Sun, Times (£), SBS News More...

Published: Feb 20, 2018 10:46:17 AM