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Archive of Media headlines

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UCL to launch open-access megajournal

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UCL Press is launching a new open access megajournal that will provide academics and students with ground-breaking research free of charge in a move that challenges traditional commercial publishing models. Read: Times Higher Education (£)

Alternatives to plastic

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses different alternatives to single-use plastic. Listen: BBC World Service 'Newshour' (from 7 mins 9 secs)

Majority of new cars and vans should be electric by 2030, Government climate advisers demand

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) says the UK Government needs to put action towards building a low-carbon economy. Read: Independent, More: BBC News

How to fix university economics courses

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Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) has co-authored a piece about the lack of pluralism in undergraduate economics curriculums. Read: FT (£)

Private school fees treble but middle classes get help to pay

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Research by UCL Institute of Education has found private schools have trebled their fees in real terms since 1980 but their social mix has hardly changed because of bursaries that assist middle class families. Read: Times (£), More: Mail Online, TES (£)

Costly child therapy linked to higher crime risk

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Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) has led a study demonstrating that a programme used by councils and health trusts based on multisystemic therapy to support troubled teenagers is in fact linked to a higher risk of crime. Read: Times (£)

How to lose weight well

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Dr Chris Stefan (UCL Life Sciences) explains the science behind a type of injection that claims to burn body fat away. Watch: Channel 4 'How to Lose Weight Well' (from 8 mins 38 secs)

Investigation into Aztec epidemic

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Professor Elizabeth Graham (UCL Institute of Archaeology) comments on a recent study that purports to understand the cause of an epidemic that killed up to 15 million people in 1545. Read: Independent

Theoretical map for the universe

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Professor Jonathan Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses the theoretical map for the universe and finding the smallest constituents of nature. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hr 40 mins 30 secs)

Dr Helen Czerski's favourite music

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Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses her favourite music, inspired by her heritage and fascination with technology and exploration. Listen: BBC Radio 3 'Private Passions'

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