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Archive of Media headlines

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Need an elegant antidote to global warming? Look to B.C.

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the use of British Columbia’s carbon tax as a model. Read: Globe and Mail

Bridget Jones 'wretched' in widowhood

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Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature), said society tended not to think about widowhood. "We haven't really paid [widowhood] enough attention, socially, culturally or even in literature." Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today More: Telegraph

Young mothers 'risk factor for early childhood death'

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“Young maternal age at birth is becoming a marker of social disadvantage as women who have been through higher education are more likely to postpone pregnancy until their 30s,” said Professor Ruth Gilbert (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: BBC News

London 2012 athletes 'had bad teeth'

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"Our data suggest that, for a similar age profile, the oral health of athletes is poor. It's quite striking," said Professor Ian Needleman (UCL Eastman Dental Institute). Read: BBC News More: UCL News Metro Business Standard Huffington Post Medical Daily Voice of America

'Crystal ball' cops halt the crimes of tomorrow

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“The challenge of pinpointing when crimes will occur at particular locations is the aim of predictive policing,” said Professor Shane Johnson (UCL Security & Crime Science). Read: Sunday Times (£) More: Daily Mail RedOrbit

It's easier for men to tell jokes, quips Lee Mack

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“There are now loads of very funny female comics . . . the problem they suffer is not that they’re not funny, but that people expect stand-ups to be male. It’s more about our biases than it is women not being funny,” said Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Sunday Times (£)

Sun E-Cigs investigation

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“There is no evidence to say they are 100 per cent safe, but what we can say is that they are 100 per cent safer than cigarettes,” said Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: The Sun (£)

Should red meat carry a health warning?

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) comments on the risk of eating red meat, and says that while there are risks exposed by some of the long-term studies of diet and red and processed meat, they are just too small to get wound up about. Read: Times (£)

Southbank skate debate: ‘The undercroft works better culturally than functionally’

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As skateboarders lose their battle to win ‘village green’ status for Southbank’s undercroft, Professor Iain Borden (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture), discusses its future. Read: Architects Journal (£)

University books Abba tribute act for farewell party

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A university booked the world’s best- known Abba tribute band, Bjorn Again, to perform at a farewell party for its high-profile provost. Read: Camden New Journal More: Independent

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