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Conversion therapy

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Professor Michael King (UCL Psychiatry) discusses the use of conversion therapies - therapies which claim to change a person's sexuality. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 25 mins 17 secs)

Costa Concordia cruise liner begins journey to the scapyard

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Dr Alistair Greig (UCL Mechanical Engineering) comments on the transportation of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from the island of Giglio to Genoa. Watch: Channel 5 News

Will ever more gowns blight towns?

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Professor Sir Peter Hall (UCL Bartlett) comments on how uncapping student numbers may affect the relationship between universities and their local environment. Read: THE

'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

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Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on a new report by the Science and Technology Committee into variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), saying that vigilance needs to be maintained to prevent the disease's re-emergence through medical infections. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian

Row over honours for Tory donor and axed ministers

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Dr Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on the addition of 20 working peers to the House of Lords, warning that the number of peers is becoming “unsustainable”. Read: Times (£), More:

Rising energy costs and insecurity show EU must get real about reducing demand

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Andrew Smith (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the implications of the European Commission proposing a 30%, rather than a 40%, energy demand reduction target. Read: The Conversation

The moving street art of Argentina that lets citizens look, contemplate and remember

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Tanya Filer (UCL SELCS) looks at how street art in Argentina is used to commemorate tragedies. Read: The Conversation

The politics of science in social media

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Oliver Marsh (UCL Science & Technology Studies) reports on the first Guardian Political Science event held last month at UCL in conjunction with UCL Science & Technology Studies. Read: Guardian

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