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Fry’s English delight: reading aloud

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) joins Stephen Fry to discuss the history and practice of reading aloud. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Fry’s English Delight: Reading Aloud’

US hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed flaw'

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) discusses the plausibility of hackers using the Heartbleed bug to steal personal data from Community Health Systems - the US's second largest profit-making hospital chain. Read: BBC News

Ditch the car and lose half a stone

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Research conducted by UCL and the London School of Tropical Hygiene has found that people who take the bus, cycle or walk to work are more likely to have a lower BMI and body fat percentage than those who drive. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail

The teens so addicted to exercise they're wrecking their health

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Dr Angel Chater (UCL Practice & Policy) comments on the increasing risk of ‘exercise dependency’ in teenagers. Read: Daily Mail

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

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Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL SELCS) explains how perception of the Nordic countries abroad has swayed between two extremes for nearly a century. Read: The Conversation

Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archaeology project

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Volunteers from around the world have helped to transcribe more than 30,000 handwritten catalogue cards and thousands of ancient bronze objects as part of the MicroPast project, which is co-led by Professor Andrew Bevan (UCL Archaeology) and Daniel Pett (British Museum). Read: Guardian

The Queen's own pirates

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After a decade of excavations, led by Gustav Milne (UCL Archaeology), researchers have revealed it is highly likely that a wreck found in the bed of the Thames estuary is the Cherabin, England's only surviving 'state pirate ship'. Read: Daily Mail

Lattice energy, nailed?

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Professor Sally Price (UCL Chemistry) comments on a study which has found a quantum mechanical calculation of the lattice energy of benzene. Read: Science (£)

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