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Could offices change from sitting to standing?

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Professor Alexi Marmot (UCL Bartlett) explains how office layouts can encourage constant sitting and the negative impact this can have on our health. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably’ (from 15 mins 58 secs), Read: BBC News

In Our Time: Tristram Shandy

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) joins Melvyn Bragg and other guests to discuss Laurence Sterne's novel Tristram Shandy, one of the most influential and widely admired books of the 18th century. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time'

England's regional sign language dialects 'in decline'

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A study on the evolution of British Sign Language led by Dr Kearsy Cormier (UCL Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre) has found that although local dialects still exist, their use is in decline. Read: BBC News

Gene factor plays a big part in child obesity

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A study co-led by Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that genes account for 82 per cent of the variation in body mass index in 10-year-olds. Read: The Times (£), More: The Australian (£)

Legal avenues to fight climate change are limited, but growing

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Professor Sharon Turner (UCL Laws) examines the growing number of legal options available for regulating and mitigating climate change. Read: The Conversation

Why is there still no World Environment Organisation?

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Lucien Georgeson (UCL Geography) discusses the need for a dedicated environmental organisation within the United Nations to help coordinate global environmental and climate change efforts. Read: The Conversation

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

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Dr Beau Lotto and Professor Andrew Stockman (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) explain how we see and perceive colour and the impact of context upon it. Read: Telegraph

If we want to save Ukraine, we need to call Vladimir Putin’s bluff

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Russia’s bellicose president Vladimir Putin is not in quite as strong a position as it may appear and has unleashed forces he might not be able to control, writes Dr Andrew Wilson (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies). Read: Telegraph

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