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Archive of Media headlines

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Is bigger better for universities?

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Professor Anthony Smith (UCL Vice Provost, Education) discusses his experiences in both smaller and larger higher education institutions following the merger between in UCL and the School of Pharmacy in 2012. Read: THE

Up to 2m people could get NHS weight-loss surgery

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Dr Rachel Batterham (UCL Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics) explains how bariatric surgery can help people control type 2 diabetes. Read: Independent

Rocket trip suggests life started in space

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Professor Andrew Coates (UCL MSSL) comments on research which has shown that DNA can survive atmospheric entry, saying that the idea that comets or meteorites may have played a role in seeding life on earth was gaining in acceptability. Read: Times

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

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A Royal Society report headed by Professor Georgina Mace (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has found that the risk to the elderly from heatwaves could increase tenfold in Britain this century because of climate change and an ageing population. Read: BBC News, More: Times

Morality and the Law

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Professor Philip Schofield (UCL Bentham Project) explains Jeremy Bentham's radical concepts, which promised the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Listen: BBC radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’ (from 2 mins 30 secs)

Murderous addresses

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the psychological processes that go into buying a house. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (from 34 mins 55 secs)

Monster telescope needs mind-bending mathematics to uncover secrets of the universe

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Dr Jason McEwen (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how the new theory of compressed sensing could play an essential role in recovering images from fragments of information far in the distant universe. Read: The Conversation

Wi-Fi detection system sees through walls

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A team from UCL has developed a target detection system that uses existing Wi-Fi signals to track and monitor moving bodies through walls. Read: The Engineer

Internet usage boosts health of the elderly

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A study led by Lindsay Kobayashi (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has found that older people who use the internet regularly are healthier because they are better informed about medical issues. Read: Daily Mail, More: Daily Express

UCL and IoE confirm merger date

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UCL and the Institute of Education have confirmed they will merge next week on 2 December. Read: THE, More: UCL News

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