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Kajita and McDonald win Nobel physics prize for work on neutrinos

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics, saying “The discovery opened up a whole field of neutrino physics which is still producing amazing science”. Read: Guardian

Confusing government policy biggest threat to UK clean energy

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) says: “I can see no reason to go back [to centralised government control of energy] but I do think we have outgrown the idea that competition alone solves every problem in energy”. Read: Guardian

Romance and romanticism

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) helps to explore the clusters of meanings, and differences between, the words romance and the Romantic poets, romanticism and the romance languages. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Word of Mouth’

The end of the people's car

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Professor Bernhard Rieger (UCL History) looks at how Volkswagen lost its corporate soul. Read: Foreign Affairs

How we banished the pain of IBS for good

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Professor Laurence Lovat (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) explains how the FODMAP approach can help people to understand which foods they need to avoid long term to alleviate symptoms of IBS. Read: Daily Mail

Once students went to university for education. Now it’s an ‘experience’

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With universities offering more and more customer services, Professor Peter Scott (UCL Institute of Education) asks who is to blame when students feel entitled to succeed. Read: Guardian

Roberto Saviano: my critics want to caricature me as the Rushdie of Rome

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Professor John Dickie (UCL SELCS) comments on the plagiarism accusations faced by author Roberto Saviano. Read: Guardian

The innovators: digital nomads make office sharing a reality

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Professor Alexi Marmot (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on the growing trend for co-working spaces. Read: Guardian

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