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Bored during the Christmas break? Get creative with science

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Dr Charlene Jennett and Professor Anna Cox share some citizen science suggestions for the Christmas break. Read: The Conversation

On the originality of species: we have creativity beyond measure

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Professor Dylan Wiliam (UCL Institute of Education) comments on creativity in a discussion about whether it can be measured. Read: TES

Designing for Access

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Hands of X, an initiative of the UCL Institute of Making and the University of Dundee, designs made-to-order prosthetics that come in a range of materials. Read: The New York Times

Hemophilia trial finds promising cure

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Dr Simon Waddington (UCL Institute for Women's Health) comments on a new gene therapy trial for treating hemophilia. Read: CNN

This is why central heating in your house can give you a cold or make you ill

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Professor Ralf Stanewsky (UCL Biosciences) sets out ways to mimic natural conditions within the home, which benefit our body clocks. Read: Express

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) comments on how likely it is for schools' heating systems to be hacked. Read: BBC News

How your daily cuppa could beat glaucoma

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Dr Graham Wheeler (UCL Cancer Institute) comments on a new study which links tea drinking with a decreased risk of glaucoma. Read: Daily Mail, More: Mirror

One in six parents allow children alcohol by age of 14, says study

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Jennifer Maggs (UCL Institute of Education) has led a study suggesting many parents offer their children alcohol at an early age to teach them to drink responsibly. Read: Guardian, More: Metro, BBC News, The Times (£), Daily Mail, Telegraph, Guardian (2)

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