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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains why beryllium's surprising scarcity is the very reason it can be so harmful to the body. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 1 min 30 secs)

Report from Iraq: religion lends Yazidis a profound resilience in the face of persecution

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Dr Tyler Fisher (UCL SELCS) speaks with Yazidi survivors, laymen and clergy in northern Iraq about what the latest wave of persecution means for their faith. Read: The Conversation

London's Underground languages

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Oliver O'Brien (UCL Geography) explains why French speakers are more evenly distributed across London compared to other languages. Read: BBC News

Academic research cuts through Theresa May’s immigration claims

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A 2014 study by Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) found that recent immigrants from both the European Economic Area and the rest of the world have added, respectively, £20bn and £5bn to the public finances between 2001 and 2011. Read: Financial Times, More: The Economist, Watch: BBC News

Fact Check: is there zero economic benefit from high immigration?

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Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) examines the accuracy of Theresa May’s claims about immigration and the economy. Read: The Conversation

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’

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