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Gene study may explain why some remain quick thinkers

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Dr Jonathan Roiser (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) comments on a study which has suggested that genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life. Read: BBC News

Stone Age man was a cannibal

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A new study by Simon Parfitt (UCL Archaeology) and the Natural History Museum has found evidence of cannibalism on prehistoric human bones from Gough's Cave in Somerset. Read: Daily Mail, More: Independent

How men compete when donating cash to attractive women

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New research co-authored by Dr Nichola Raihani (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and the University of Bristol has found that men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Times (£), Guardian (2), Huffington Post, Belfast Telegraph, TIME, LA Times, Washington Post, The Australian (£), New Zealand Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, UCL News

Labour’s immigration policies are led by public opinion, not evidence

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Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) runs a manifesto check on Labour’s immigration policy. Read: The Conversation

UCL has many research projects in UAE

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Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) has visited Dubai to follow up on UCL’s research projects in the UAE, meet with alumni and look into new areas of activity. Read: Gulf News

We need to find the cure for Alzheimer's says Chris Roycroft-Davis

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Professor Nick Fox (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) says: “When it occurs at a relatively young age, Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel affliction because it attacks people who are otherwise healthy, in employment and may have young children”. Read: Daily Express

Can tech ease UK road congestion?

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Professor Benjamin Heydecker (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) explains why graduates need to be familiar with understanding data sources to help fix the skills gap in data science. Watch: Financial Times (from 5 mins)

Europe to pull trigger on Google antitrust charges

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Commenting on Europe’s anti-trust regulator decision to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, Professor Ioannis Lianos (UCL Laws) said: ‘Such a move would be “very bad news” for Google’. Read: Wall Street Journal (£), Wall Street Journal (£) (2), The Australian (£)

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