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I’ll power buses with coffee grounds says winner of £400,000 eco prize

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Bio Bean, the coffee grounds recycling company founded by UCL graduates Arthur Kay and Benjamin Harriman, has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge award. Read: Evening Standard

Four British institutions ranked in top five of world's universities

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UCL has been ranked joint fifth in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings. Read: Guardian, More: Telegraph, Times (£), Daily Mail, Independent, BBC News, ITV News, Evening Standard, Belfast Telegraph, Yorkshire Post

Sugar intake must be slashed further

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Research conducted by Professor Aubrey Sheiham (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine recommends that sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Express, Times (£), Daily Mail, Herald, The Courier, Yorkshire Post, TIME, New Zealand Herald, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live ‘5 Live Breakfast’ (from 3 mins 22 secs), More: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 5 mins 14 secs), BBC Radio Northampton 'Breakfast' (from 2 hours 42 mins), BBC Radio Somerset 'Ask the expert' (from 4 mins)

The long shadows of war

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Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Centre for Editing Lives & Letters) says while documenting and commemorating the First World War we should not lose sight of its horror. Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'A Point of View: The Horror of War'

World will think us mad to rip up Union

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Dr Michael Collins (UCL History) discusses Britain's Union and explains that although it may need new life and purpose, it does not deserve a death. Read: Herald

Why the story of materials is really the story of civilisation

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) argues that materials are the fundamental building blocks of culture. Read: Observer

Legal justification for air strikes on Syria not even 'wafer-thin'

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) explains why David Cameron would struggle to justify UK support for US-led air strikes on Islamist extremists in Syria. Read: Independent

Killed by drink: patients who cannot quit

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Professor Rajiv Jalan (UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health) explains why teenagers may be more susceptible to liver disease than adults. Read: Times (£)

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