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Archive of Media headlines

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China orders app stores to join register

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) comments on how people in China purchase mobile phone apps. Read: BBC News

Cash for courgettes! How to bribe kids to eat greens

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The Tiny Tastes game is based on UCL research that revealed that if children tasted a new vegetable at least 10 times, even the most reluctant would eat more of it. Read: The Guardian

Dirt is your friend

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Professor Graham Rook (UCL Infection & Immunity) discusses the complexities & misunderstandings of hygiene, immunity, and the human microbiome. Read: The Times

Signs of breast cancer explained, using lemons

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Professor Jayant Vaidya (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science) comments on an awareness campaign that uses images of lemons to explain warning signs of breast cancer. Read: BBC News

Two cheers for Swansea’s tidal lagoon

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on UK energy policy, and suggests the new tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay will only be worth the cost if more tidal lagoons are built as well. Read: The Observer

Indoor kids risk life of specs

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A study led by Phillippa Cumberland (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) identified the increased rates of myopia in the UK. Read: The Times, More: Daily Mail

A Week in the Life of Physicist Helen Czerski

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Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) writes a column that touches on her research into ocean bubbles, the research of her studies, and the physics of everyday life. Read: Wall Street Journal

Tunisia: 'State Feminism'

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Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) discusses the status of women in Tunisia, and how its policies and societal norms compare to the rest of the world. Listen: BBC World Service 'The Compass'

Alien bird risk from pet trade

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Dr Ellie Dyer and Professor Tim Blackburn (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) led a project to map out where alien birds - those that have been introduced from other regions - are the most prevalent worldwide, and why. Read: BBC News, More: i News

Why some children are more likely to go back into care than others

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Louise McGrath-Lone (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) writes about her research into the factors influencing which children who leave the care system end up having to return to it. Read: The Conversation

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