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Archive of Media headlines

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Farewell to The Killing: those Danish queries answered

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How bad is the financial crisis in Denmark? Does it really rain that much? And what are Danes going to watch after Sarah Lund's final scenes? UCL's Scandinavian Studies department give us some answers. Read: Guardian

‘He gives you hope. He is amazing’

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Professor Peng Tee Khaw (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) talks about his work as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields and professor of glaucoma and ocular healing at UCL. Read: Times (£)

Sex and relationships advice: Do you dread Christmas?

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Christmas isn't always a happy time. Dr Petra Boynton (UCL Medical School) offers comprehensive advice for dealing with stress, divorce, separation, loneliness or bereavement over the festive period. Read: Telegraph

Landmark climate change report leaked online

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Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences) says that sceptics' reading of the draft was incorrect: "Alex Rawls' interpretation of what IPCC5 says is quite simply wrong," he said. Read: Guardian More: Independent

Piltdown Man: A hoaxer still pursued

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"We want to go back to the original records of the excavations, to follow the logic of Dawson and others involved and to see these deposits with modern archaeological and geological eyes," says Dr Matt Pope (UCL Archaeology). Read: BBC News

The Amazon 'could survive global warming'

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Some common species of tree in the Amazon date back more than 8million years and have survived through epochs of massive temperature fluctuations, according to research by Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography). Read: Daily Mail More: UCL News

Touchpad steering wheel keeps eyes on the road

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"The computer scientist in me says that's got to be the coolest car ever," says Dr Peter Bentley (UCL Computer Science). "But the petrolhead in me says driving should be about integrating the driver with the car and making the car feel like an extension of your body, not turning it into an iPad on wheels." Read: New Scientist

As a Premier Prepares to Depart, the Talk Is of Lost Opportunities

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‘‘These are the most unpredictable elections in years,’’ said Professor John Foot (UCL Italian). ‘‘It’s not worth trying to predict anything. You will just be proved wrong straight away.’’ Read: NY Times More: Independent

North star to set UCL's direction

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Professor Michael Arthur, the newly appointed president and provost of UCL, has said he would like to see the institution extend its "global footprint". Read: THE More: Camden New Journal

Health Check: Organophosphates

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A review of 14 separate studies by Dr Sarah McKenzie Ross (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) shows that organophosphates can damage the brain and nervous system. Listen: BBC World Service Health Check More: The Ecologist

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