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Archive of Media headlines

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Adults prove they're better at multitasking than teenagers

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Research led by Kathryn Mills (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has found that adults perform better at memory tasks while being distracted by social interactions than teenagers. Read: Daily Express

Universities told to stop recruiting PE teacher trainees

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Katharine Vincent (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the announcement that universities have already been told to stop recruiting trainee PE teachers for next year after reaching a newly-imposed cap level after just one month. Read: Schools Week

Numbers by nature

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Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) explains the number senses of guppies. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Numbers by Nature’ (from 1 min 44 secs)

Seventy years after Nuremberg, global justice is still a work in progress

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In an opinion piece, Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) examines the legacy of the Nuremberg trials. Read: Guardian

How coffee could give you mouth ulcers

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Professor Stephen Porter (UCL Eastman Dental Institute) explains how mouth ulcers can be a sign that “something in the body is not working as well as it should”. Read: Daily Mail

A room of one’s own in academia? No, more like a desk in a call centre

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In an op-ed piece, Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) looks at the effect open-planning working can have on academics. Read: Guardian

Climate scientist Arthur Petersen answers your questions

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Ahead of the Paris climate talks, Professor Arthur Petersen (UCL STEaPP) answers listeners’ questions on climate change. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’

The government hates renewables, and energy consumers will pay the price

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In an opinion piece, Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) questions who would want to take part in the UK energy economy when the government keeps changing the rules. Read: The Conversation

The science of visual attractiveness

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Dr Carmen Lefevre (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the biological and psychological explanations behind why we find someone beautiful. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Woman’s Hour’ (from 7 mins 2 secs)

Beyond the rainbow

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Professor Mark Lythgoe (UCL Metabolism & Experimental Therapeutics) joins Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) to discuss his work on biomedical imaging. Watch: BBC Four ‘Colour: The Spectrum of Science’ (from 48 mins)

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