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Risking it all in a last-ditch search for Australia’s lost tiger

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Jack Ashby (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) comments on whether there's any hope for a search for the thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, which is considered to have been extinct since 1936. Read: New Scientist

Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence

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Dr Raffaele Ferrari (UCL Institute of Neurology) writes about a study identifying genes that seem to be linked to human intelligence. Read: The Conversation

Why do so few women invest?

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on gender differences in investing habits. Read: The Telegraph

Living in cities 'puts teens at greater risk of psychotic experiences'

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Dr James Kirkbride (UCL Psychiatry) comments on research into how risk of psychosis among adolescents varies depending on where they live. Read: The Guardian

Origins of the human spine revealed

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A study co-authored by Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has discovered that the world's oldest known child who lived 3.3 million years ago had a human-like spine, showing it evolved much earlier than previously believed. Read: Mail Online, More: Mirror

The great expedition

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Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics) writes about how a Danish-German survey, which sought to unearth the roots of the Hebrew Bible in Arabia, became the first to comprehend a new Islamic ideology which now threatens the West. Read: History Today

Microbes might thrive after crash-landing on board a meteorite

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A study led by Professor Paul McMillan and Dr Rachael Hazael (UCL Chemistry and UCL Earth Sciences) has found that bacteria on an incoming meteorite may be able to survive the violent shockwave created when crash-landing on a planet by changing their cell walls. Read: New Scientist

How to stop period pain

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Dr Brian King (UCL Biosciences) comments on how hot water bottles can relieve pain. Read: Huffington Post

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