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Archive of Media headlines

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People, Not Technology are the Heart of London's Tech City

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“Joanna Shields' appointment will go a long way to cementing the UK - and in particular London - as the world's best prospect for tech innovation, and is a powerful endorsement of the Government's strategy,” says Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise). Read: Huffington Post

A day in Camden: emergency calls and police vehicles

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A day of emergency calls and police vehicles has been recorded in this video visualisation by Leto Peel (UCL Computer Science), using data from the Metropolitan police. Watch: Guardian

That’s the kids back in their box. Now for the managers

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology) talks about the dozen things that managers need to know. Read: Sunday Times (£)

Storms continue to rage over L'Aquila sentences

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In a letter to the Guardian following the L'Aquila earthquake ruling, Professor Nigel Harvey (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences) says that, "the uncertainty inherent in forecasts should be made explicit". Read: Guardian

Breast screening advice updated amid controversy over harms

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A review of breast screening led by Prof. Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) finds that it saves 1,300 lives a year in the UK, but also results in unnecessary surgery for 4,000 women. Read: BBC More: UCL News, Independent, Times (£), Daily Mail, Telegraph, Daily Express

Hurricane Sandy: what is causing the 'Frankenstorm'?

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Professor Mark Saunders and Dr Adam Lea (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explain what makes Hurricane Sandy a unique storm. Read: Telegraph More: FT (£) Bloomberg TV

Postgraduate applications: a don's guide

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Professor David Bogle (Head of UCL Graduate School) offers his guidance on applying for a postgraduate degree. Read: Telegraph

Bodybuilder, 93, with winning muscles

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Professor Steve Iliffe (UCL Primary Care and Population Health) discusses the pros and cons of taking up physical activity in older years. Read and watch: BBC News online

Women with breast cancer to get help in choosing a therapy

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Ministers hope that a review of breast cancer screening published tomorrow will allay the concerns of millions of women about its safety. The review has been led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: The Times (£)

Feeling lucky? Scientific proof that you make your own luck

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Dr Stephann Makri (UCL Interaction Centre) says that 'lucky' people are quicker to spot and seize their opportunities. Read: Daily Mail

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