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Bully for Brontosaurus!

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Professor Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on a new study which has found that the fossils originally called Brontosaurus show enough skeletal differences from other specimens of Apatosaurus that they rightfully belong to a different genus. Read: Science (£)

Wales may have to follow on student finance

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Derfel Owen (UCL Academic Services) says UCL wants to attract the best students and the decrease in students from India studying in the UK is of concern. Read: BBC News

Spotlight on cancer research

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Professor Nicholas Luscombe (UCL Genetics Institute) says computer scientists working in genomics need at least a basic understanding of biology. Read: Nature

Lib Dems take a more liberal approach to immigration

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Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) runs a manifesto check on the Liberal Democrats' immigration policy. Read: The Conversation, More: The Conversation (2)

Increase in rickets linked to overuse of sunscreen

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Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) says the overuse of sunblock could be a contributing factor to the increasing cases of rickets and vitamin D deficiency across the UK. Read: Scotsman, More: Telegraph, Nottingham Post, Listen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Newsdrive' (from 1 hour 19 mins)

Lib Dems lack vision on early years and primary education

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Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education) runs a manifesto check on the Liberal Democrats’ education policy. Read: The Conversation

Girls face 'sharp rise in emotional problems'

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New research led by Dr Elian Fink (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences), in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre, has found that emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014. Read: BBC News, More: Times (£), Telegraph, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Belfast Telegraph, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 5 '5 live Breakfast' (from 39 mins 9 secs), More: BBC Radio 5 'Morning Reports' (from 4 mins 23 secs), BBC Radio 4 'News Briefing' (from 3 mins 27 secs), BBC London 94.9 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 35 mins), BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour' (from 1 min 5 secs), Watch: BBC News

Could you track down your doppelganger?

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Dr Garrett Hellenthal (UCL Genetics Institute) doubts it is possible to calculate the probability of finding your doppelganger. Read: Telegraph

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