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Archive of Media headlines

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Scientists dispute 2-degree model guiding climate talks

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Commenting on the 2 degree Celsius target for climate change, Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) says “It’s not a sensible, rational target because the models give you a range of possibilities, not a single answer”. Read: Wall Street Journal (£), More: The Australian (£)

Hefce is a crucial buffer against ministers’ meddling with universities

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Professor Peter Scott (UCL Institute of Education) says that abolishing the Higher Education Funding Council for England would remove valuable ‘arm’s length’ regulation of the sector. Read: Guardian

The Diary: Philippe Sands

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) discusses Nuremberg memorial week and the quest for international justice. Read: Financial Times

Carol review: stunning 1950s tale of two women in love

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Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite (UCL History) reviews the film Carol. Read: The Conversation

A full fibre network is the only way to future-proof Britain

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Professor Polina Bayvel (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) explains why the only future-proof communications network is a fibre-optic from door-to-door. Read: The Conversation

How Belfast riots helped us shed light on the nature of human cooperation

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Professor Ruth Mace and Antonio Silva (both UCL Anthropology) explain that although many antropologists believe that conflict drove the evolution of altruism in humans, their research on riots in Belfast shows that the opposite is true. Read: The Conversation

Explainer: how scientists know climate change is happening

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) explains the six key scientific observations that provide evidence for climate change. Read: The Conversation, More: Huffington Post

Children put at risk as parents misuse Calpol

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Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) says that parents’ “pervasive” and “permissive” use of para­cetamol-based medicines, such as Calpol, is putting children’s health at risk. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Mail, Independent, Huffington Post, Scotsman, Listen: BBC Radio Berkshire 'Anne Diamond' (from 51 mins 38 secs), More: BBC Radio London 'Eddie Nestor' (from 25 mins 15 secs)

Listeners questions on astrophysics

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Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) answers listeners’ questions about the force of gravity, the size of stars, the volume of matter and more. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘BBC Inside Science’ (from 15 mins 22 secs)

What does a memory in my brain look like?

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Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL Experimental Psychology) and Dr Aidan Horner (UCL Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy) explain the parts of the brain needed to make a memory. Read: New Scientist (£)

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