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Air pollution worse inside London classrooms than outside, study finds

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Professor Dejan Mumovic and Dr Esfandiar Burman (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) have co-authored a report showing air pollution for children in London is worse inside the classroom than outside. Read: Guardian

Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes

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Professor Mika Kivimaki (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a new study showing that a blood test could be used to predict susceptibility to diabetes. Read: Reuters

UK military fears robots learning war from video games

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) the prospect of robots training themselves in battle tactics by playing video games to launch cyber-attacks is still a remote one. Read: BBC News

Many like to switch off by playing sport but don't shy away from a marathon of the mind

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Free public lectures, including the ones given at UCL, provide people with opportunities to plot their own intellectual journeys. Read: New Statesman (£)

Agatha Christie: world’s first historical whodunnit was inspired by 4,000 year-old letters

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Agatha Christie's friendship with Egyptologist Stephen Glanville, a professor at UCL, prompted her to turn to Egypt for creative inspiration. Read: The Conversation, More: Metro

Germany reclaimed: Berlin's Jewish revival

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Professor Michael Berkowitz (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies) comments on Jewish migration to Germany after the Berlin wall came down. Read: New Statesman (£)

Jurors from 'gruesome' trials welcome report recommending counselling

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Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws) says the overwhelming majority of jurors in England and Wales come away saying they found the experience interesting, educational, and informative. Read: ABC News

One in eight people set to have type 2 diabetes by 2045, says study

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Professor David Napier (UCL Anthropology) has led a study showing one in eight people in the world will have type 2 diabetes by 2045 if obesity continues to climb at the present rate. Read: Guardian, More: Mail Online, Sun, Telegraph, Yahoo News

Renationalising Britain’s railways – EU law not a barrier

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Nicole Badstuber (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) outlines how Britain could return its railways to the public sector, drawing on examples from Europe. Read: The Conversation, More: Yahoo News

Teaching AI in schools could equip students for the future

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Professor Rose Luckin comments on the acquisition of AI education and digital skills by school students, saying encouraging 'overall computational thinking' is more critical than the basic knowledge of learning to code. Read: Raconteur

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