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Media headlines

Can we stop the rise of the career politician?

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The Parliamentary Candidates UK (PCUK) study, led by Dr Jennifer Hudson (UCL Constitution Unit), shows that that a third of all candidates for the 2015 general election already have political jobs as councillors, advisers or union officials. Read: Telegraph

Magic shoes: How to hear yourself instantly happy

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Research led by Dr Ana Tajadura Jimenez (UCL Interaction Centre) as part of the Hearing Body Project, has found that It is possible to ‘hear yourself happy’ by changing the noises that the body hears as it moves around. Read: New Scientist, More: Telegraph, Daily Mail

What’s next for the world’s 5 million IVF babies?

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Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) explains how studying 20 years’ worth of data can help scientists to understand the long-term health effects of IVF - and how to improve its success rate and safety. Read: Guardian

Online course opens to sharpen start-up minds

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UCL has partnered with Tech City UK, Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and Founder Centric to launch the Digital Business Academy - the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills. Read: Financial Times, More: Telegraph, ITV News, UCL News

Antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year

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Dr Joanna Moncrieff (UCL Psychiatry) comments on new figures which show more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were written last year. Read: Daily Express

The voice of scientific reason has been lost

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Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on the abolishment of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission post, saying: “It is a sad fact that often the last thing politicians like is rational advice”. Read: Independent

City’s former planning chief on why London is ‘unplannable’

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Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) takes a boat trip on the Thames to point out the highs and lows of the capital’s changing skyline. Watch: Financial Times

Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines

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Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (UCL Computer Science) explains how the leak of 600GB of logs from hardware appliances used to filter internet traffic in and out of Syria offered a unique opportunity to examine the workings of a real-world internet censorship apparatus. Read: The Conversation

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