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Can Brexit be averted?

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Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit) explains the scenarios in which the UK may not leave the EU. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The World Tonight’ (from 34 mins 30 secs)

The next wearable technology could be your skin

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PhD candidate Luca Santarelli (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how flexible organic electronics could one day make artificial skin displays a reality. Read: The Conversation

UCL expert comment on EU referendum

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Round-up of recent comment from UCL experts relating to the EU referendum result.

Can Brexit be averted?

How mammals took over the world

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A study by Dr Thomas Halliday, Professor Anjali Goswami (both UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Professor Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences) has found that our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years. Read: Daily Mail, More: i, UCL News

Dating Extinction

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At the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology, Professor Anjali Goswami (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains how we can say when a species went extinct even though there are so many gaps in the fossil record. Listen: BBC World Service ‘The Science Hour’ (from 30 mins 4 secs)

Legislative consent

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Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit) explains what is meant by legislative consent and if the Scottish Parliament could use its powers to withhold consent if the legislative moves to implement Brexit. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’ (from 15 mins 27 secs)


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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains the uses of helium in our everyday lives. Listen: BBC World Service ‘The Newsroom’ (from 9 mins 27 secs)

Brexit can still be blocked, say constitutional lawyers

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Dr Jeff King (UCL Laws) explains that any Prime Minister making an Article 50 declaration without MPs first voting in an Act of Parliament could face the prospect of being overruled by a judicial review. Read: Independent

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