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Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain

Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. More...

Published: Mar 21, 2017 4:30:41 PM

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Survival of bumblebee families improved by flowers

Flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families, according to new research involving UCL scientists. More...

Published: Mar 16, 2017 9:59:21 AM

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Genome-based diets improve growth, fertility and lifespan

In flies and mice, diets based on an organism’s genome enhance growth and fertility with no costs to lifespan, according to a team of researchers from UCL and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne. More...

Published: Mar 13, 2017 11:22:46 AM

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Improving defence against earthquakes and tsunamis

A pioneering new computer model has been developed to simulate the whole chain of hazard events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes, by a team involving UCL and Bristol engineers. More...

Published: Mar 10, 2017 9:52:23 AM

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Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars

A huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen shortly after the Universe’s formation has been detected by a UCL-led team of astronomers, providing new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars. More...

Published: Mar 8, 2017 11:09:49 AM

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Perceived weight discrimination linked to physical inactivity

People who feel that they have been discriminated against because of their weight are much less likely to be physically active than people who don’t perceive that they have suffered any such stigmatisation, according to new research led by UCL. More...

Published: Mar 8, 2017 10:08:14 AM