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It’s getting hotter

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Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) says that forest fires in Indonesia could release 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, about 5% of annual emissions due to human activity. Read: Economist

8 cities that show you what the future will look like

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Professor Julio Davila (UCL Development Planning Unit) explains how Medellín’s new cable cars unify a fractured city. Read: Wired

Earthquake artificial intelligence knows where damage is worst

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Professor Peter Sammonds (UCL Earth Sciences and UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) says: “I think the real benefit is if responders can be very rapidly updated on an emerging situation, and AI might be able to do that”. Read: New Scientist

Humanities researchers press AHRC for support

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Professor Melissa Terras (UCL Information Studies) says she thinks there is willingness within the AHRC to fund infrastructure projects, but the main issue is the council’s budget, which is the smallest of all seven councils. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

World University Rankings 2015-2016: results announced

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UCL has been named 14th in the world in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Read: THE, More: BBC News, Independent, Evening Standard, ITV News, The Week, Sydney Morning Herald

Migration crisis

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Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) explains the struggle faced by countries in Europe due to the migration crisis. Watch: BBC World News

Beauty and the Brain: An Interview With the Father of Neuroesthetics, Semir Zeki

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Professor Semir Zeki (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) answers questions on neuroesthetics, a field which examines how the brain processes art. Read: Huffington Post

The future of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and beyond

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Dr Nicolas Courtois (UCL Computer Science) comments on the future of Bitcoin. Read: Nature

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