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Archive of Media headlines

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Apocalypse tomorrow

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Dr Francisco Diego (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and Professor Liz Graham (UCL Archaeology) talk about the Mayan’s apocalyptic prophesies, and other ways the world could end. Watch: Channel 4 News More: BBC 5 Live (from 1hr 56mins)

How life emerged from deep-sea rocks

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and colleagues have fleshed out the detail on how the first cells might have evolved in these vents, and escaped their deep sea lair. Read: Nature

The Puzzle of Proto-Elamite

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Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics) describes new efforts at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, to decode the world’s oldest undeciphered language. Read: History Today

Mayan apocalypse: Where to see out the end of the world in London

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Professor Elizabeth Graham (UCL Archaeology) comments on the Mayan’s apocalyptic prophecies. “Did they explicitly say the world was going to end on that day? No, “ she added. Read: Metro

Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui acquittal puts pressure on ICC

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"The costs of the ICC are small compared with the global aid budget, and completely irrelevant as compared with defence spending. You can't compare the cost of international justice with shopping at a supermarket," says Professor Philippe Sands. Read: BBC News

Why we couldn’t back a Bill that strips us of our rights

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We oppose a UK Bill of Rights that is not supported by the whole of the UK, that will be used to strip people of basic rights and decouple the UK from the European Convention, says Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws). Read: Independent

Carpenters Estate residents 'face uncertain future'

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UCL, one of the UK's top universities, wants to build a campus in East London. Read: BBC News More: BBC InsideOut

If only Marx had used emoticons

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There is something about email that turns irony, wit and style into trouble. But could misunderstandings be avoided by using little winky faces? No, says Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy). Read: Guardian

Fetal healing: Curing congenital diseases in the womb

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Drs Simon Waddington and Anna David (UCL Maternal & Fetal Medicine) talk about fetal trials, and curing diseases in the womb. Read: New Scientist

Berlusconi's Love Life Lost in Translation

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"In Italy the phrase 'Mi sono fidanzato' usually means 'I have a girlfriend or boyfriend' and not 'I am engaged to be married'. This can cause confusion abroad but is pretty clear in the Italian context," says Professor John Foot (UCL Italian). Read: CNBC

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