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Archive of Media headlines

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THE annual Vice-Chancellor pay review

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With a few exceptions, vice-chancellors’ remuneration did not rise vertiginously in 2011-1. Read: THE

Vagina dialogue and bodies in evidence

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Marjolein Van Bavel (UCL Inter Cultural Studies) presented research at a conference on women who had posed nude for Dutch Playboy and Penthouse in the 1980s, examining whether they had found the experience "empowering". Read: THE

Councillor who played part in getting UCL Academy up-and-running, wants apology for not being invited to opening ceremony

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A Lib Dem councillor who helped get the new UCL Academy open says the university sponsors of the school should say sorry for not inviting him to last week’s opening ceremony. Read: Camden New Journal

Dangerous ideas in science

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"Climate science ... is not something that you can listen to and walk away with your life materially unchanged," said Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Material World (from 10 mins)

Organisation trumps size in primate brain evolution

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Dr Jeroen Smaers (UCL Anthropology and UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment), lead author of the study said: "The brain is central to how animals adapt and modify their behaviour in a changing environment. "What we've found is that in relation to the brain, species differences are mainly explained by how the brain is organized and wired internally, not how large the brain is. This suggests that brain reorganization, not size, may have been the principal force driving brain evolution." Read: UCL News More: Phys.Org Huffington Post NBC Science

Devolution and Westminster: how productive are non-English MPs?

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Researchers with UCL's constitution unit and think tanks found evidence that Scottish MPs caught up in the immediate post-devolution period were less busy but also often behaved as if devolution had not occurred. Read: Guardian

Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are Most Likely to Reoffend

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“Interestingly this brain activity measure appears to be a more robust predictor, in particular of non-violent offending, than psychopathy or drug use scores, which we know to be associated with a risk of reoffending,” said Professor Essi Viding, (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology). Read: Wired More: CBS

Brain Size Didn't Drive Evolution, Research Suggests

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"For the first time, we can really identify what is so special about great ape brain organization," said Dr Jeroen Smaers (UCL Anthropology). Read: Live Science

Guide to help parents to spot 'problem behaviour'

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"Some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age," said Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology). Read: BBC News Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire (from 47 mins) Watch: ITV News More: Telegraph Guardian Gulf Times Times (£) Express ITV

Childhood obesity linked to genes

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"These findings are important because they confirm that in children genes play a very important role in determining body weight," said Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Telegraph More: UCL News CBS Atlanta News Medical Times of Malta

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