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Tools and human evolution

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Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Archaeology) explains how our ability to create tools that take us into new and hostile environments is the key to man's evolutionary journey. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’

Britain to build £50m Holocaust memorial

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A survey of 8,000 young Britons carried out by UCL Institute of Education for the prime minister’s Holocaust commission has identified “worrying gaps” in their knowledge. Read: The Times (£), More: Jewish Chronicle

Smithsonian Institution announces first major exhibition outside of the US at London's Olympic Park

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America's prestigious Smithsonian Institution is to open its first major exhibition venue outside the US in London’s Olympic Park in 2021, joining UCL and other partners on the park's new “Olympicopolis” site. Read: Evening Standard, More: BBC News, Independent, Daily Mail, New York Times, Washington Post, Australian

Pregnancy and smoking

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Professor Allan Hackshaw (UCL CRUK Cancer Trials Centre) discusses the dangers of smoking during pregnancy. Listen: BBC Radio Derby ‘Dean Pepall’ (from 1 hour 43 mins)

Planned London institute for infectious diseases gets support

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The Bloomsbury Research Institute, a joint venture between UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has been awarded £7.5 million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Read: Research Fortnight (£), More: UCL News

Top geneticist subject of inquiry into research errors

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UCL has received an anonymous allegation of potential research misconduct concerning UCL staff and is conducting a procedural investigation into the allegations. Read: Independent, More: THE

Why a bit of discomfort is good for you

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Dr Fiona Johnson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the link between obesity and room temperature. Read: Daily Mail

How has technology changed us?

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Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Archaeology) discusses how technology has changed us. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’ (from 1 min)

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