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Elements: Zinc

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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains the basic chemistry of zinc. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 1 min 35 secs)

London has five of the highest ranked universities in world

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UCL has been ranked 20th in the world in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Read: Evening Standard, More: BBC News, Times (£), Huffington Post

Caught red handed: who shot the gun?

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Dr James French (UCL Security & Crime Science) explains why there's a problem with our understanding of forensic science. Listen: BBC 5 live ‘5 live Science’ (from 37 mins 10 secs)

UK graphene inquiry reveals commercial struggles

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Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research) comments on concerns about the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute. Read: Nature

Is the NHS underdoctored, underfunded and overstretched?

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At a special conference on the state of the NHS in England, convened by the British Medical Association, Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) argued that spending on welfare improves health and reduces inequality. Read: BBC News

There’s little logic to 2016’s shareholder revolts against big executive pay-outs

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In an op-ed piece, Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educatoinal & Health Psychology) examines why shareholders criticise top executives’ pay. Read: City AM

Wakey, wakey on the Left! François Hollande counts on disaffected socialists

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Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) comments on French president François Hollande’s decision to target leftwing voters in his re-election campaign. Read: Financial Times

Could this game finally unlock the secrets of the human brain?

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A team of researchers from UCL, led by Dr Hugo Speirs (UCL Experimental Psychology), have helped to create the Sea Hero Quest app to collect and analyse data on how the human brain navigates space, aiming to better understand what happens in the brain for people with dementia. Read: Daily Mail, More: BBC News, Sun, Telegraph, Daily Express, Sky News, City AM, Sydney Morning Herald, CNN

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