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‘Flawed’ attitude to public engagement ‘lingers on’

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Professor Sandy Oliver (UCL Institute of Education) comments on a new journal, of which she is an editor, set up to spread ideas about how best to involve the public in academic research. Read: THE

Supermodel David Gandy calls on pupils to read more

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Professor Sonia Blandford (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the importance of encouraging children to read. Read: Times Educational Supplement

‘French brain drain worse than imagined’

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Dr Vincent Carpentier (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the challenges of finding work in France after completing a PhD in another country. Read: THE

One Job the Robots Can Have: Cleaning Nuclear Waste

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the long-term challenges of cleaning up nuclear sites. Read: Bloomberg

How poundshops ‘dupe you into spending more’

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on why poundshops appeal to many consumers. Read: The Sun

Web giants profit from anti-vaccine fraud’s video

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Professor Helen Bedford (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) comments on the lack of scientific evidence supporting an anti-vaccination documentary. Read: The Times (£)

The rule of six that governs why and how we Brits queue

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) was commissioned to do a study into queueing habits. Read: The Telegraph, More: BBC News, The Times, Daily Mail, Mirror

The robot teaching autistic children how to communicate

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Professor Liz Pellicano (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the potential benefits of having robots in classrooms to help children with autism who struggle with facial expressions. Read: ITV News

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