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Archive of Media headlines

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Heritage and preservation

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Dr Haidy Geismar (UCL Anthropology) talks about the perspectives that helped her in writing her book, which elucidates the indigenous interventions in cultural and intellectual property. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ (from 14 mins 27 secs)

Less privileged teenagers more likely to give up on university ambitions

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A new report, authored by Dr Jake Anders (UCL Institute of Education), finds that early intervention to maintain and raise expectations could increase the number of teenagers from less privileged backgrounds entering higher education. Read: TES, More: Schools Week, UCL News

Vaccination programme must not be allowed to become a victim of its own success

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Professor Helen Bedford (UCL Insitute of Child Health) emphasises the importance of herd immunity, highlighting that as soon as we stop vaccinating diseases come back. Read: Daily Mail

Hackers claim responsibility for Skype outage

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) explains the impact of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, a type of cyber attacker that is believed to have been implemented by hackers to disrupt Skype. Read: BBC News

Third of all anti-terror cases are far-right extremists

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Dr Paul Gill (UCL Security & Crime Science) says that the term 'lone wolf' unintentionally glorifies the individuals it is applied to, and that we should focus on negating its use. Read: Huffington Post

Less austerity will always mean more tax

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Visiting Professor, Paul Ormerod (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences), explains the difference between social and economic austerity, and what each means in practice. Read: City AM

Were the natives of Stone Age Briton really wiped out by the Beaker people?

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According to Dr Marc Vander Linden (UCL Archaeology), there was a large scale migration to British Islands which reduced the population of native Stone Age people. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Making History’ (from 14 mins 47 secs) 

British archaeology is in a fight for survival

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UCL is set to host the first ever University Archaeology Day aimed at boosting interest in the discipline and tackling skills shortages. Read: The Guardian, More: UCL News

Why did humans evolve such large brains?

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) explains that humans evolved large and complex brains to cope with the complexities of social life. Read: The Conversation

Health inequality: TB, Trauma and Technology

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Professor Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains how health and life expectancy are directly related to where you are on the socio-economic ladder. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Start the Week’ (from 11 mins 42 secs)

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