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Archive of Media headlines

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Private passions

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses his musical loves and how materials influence the way music sounds. Listen: BBC Radio 3 ‘Private Passions’

World Anti-Doping Agency bans xenon and argon

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Following an announcement that the World Anti-Doping Agency is banning the use of xenon and argon, Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains how these noble gases can enhance an athlete’s performance and how their use can be detected. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 26 mins)

How to make our children safe

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Dr Ella Cockbain (UCL Security and Crime Science) comments on the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal and the associated legal failings. Read: Sunday Times (£)

Scientists warn of court DNA risks

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Professor David Balding (UCL Genetics Institute) says a pattern of “hostility to scientific evidence” among judges is especially worrying given that such evidence is playing an increasingly decisive role in courts. Read: Times (£)

These clues help identify a mentally ill 'lone gunman'

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A study by Dr Paul Gill and Emily Corner (UCL Security & Crime Science) has found that terrorists acting alone appear more likely to suffer from mental illness than those who act as part of a group. Read: Huffington Post

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