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HS2 rail link 'over-priced' say transport experts

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Professor James Croll (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) comments on the decision to design HS2 to run ultra-fast at 240mph, faster than the 190mph normal for continental high-speed trains covering greater distances. Read: BBC News

In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room

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In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room: Travels Through Indian Medicine by Dr Aarathi Prasad (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) has been selected as BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’

Them and us

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As part of a House of Commons inquiry into how science communication can be improved, UCL Science & Technology Studies say that the public have an important part to play in research, particularly in discussions of how emerging technologies might be applied. Read: Research Fortnight

Militant atheism is as extreme as any belief system

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Dr Lois Lee (UCL SHS Faculty Office) says: “Millennials are the first generation for whom being non-religious is not just a norm for small pockets of society but widespread”. Read: Evening Standard

Economists jump on the Bremain bandwagon

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47 economists from the UCL Department of Economics have signed a statement warning that the economic costs of Brexit would be high. Read: Times (£), More: UCL News

‘Instant cure’ weight-loss surgery denied to diabetics

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Professor Rachel Batterham (UCL Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics) says stigma around obesity meant access to care was not a priority for NHS clinical commissioning groups. Read: Times (£)

The enduring fascination of relics, from Becket’s elbow to Elvis’s Graceland

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Dr Bill MacLehose (UCL Science & Technology Studies) comments on the appeal of secular relics. Read: Guardian, More: New York Times

Vote to leave EU would 'condemn Britain to irrelevance', say historians

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Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History) is one of 300 prominent historians to sign a letter warning voters that if they choose to leave the European Union they will condemn Britain to irrelevance. Read: Guardian

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