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Media headlines

Does Economics Still Work?

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Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) is interviewed about the prospects of the field of economics, amidst a perceived loss of public trust. Listen: BBC World Service 'In the Balance'

Focus on temperature ignores other ways to take the pulse of the planet

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) co-writes an article about how a set of planetary vital signs going beyond just temperature increases could help international leaders coordinate on global actions. Read: The Conversation

Trump's Russia links, byelections preview and the Brexit bill

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Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit) is interviewed about this week's byelections in Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland. Listen: The Guardian 'Politics Weekly'

University attacked for link to centre that hosted MMR cheat

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Professor emeritus David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) is quoted criticising the one institute in the UK that can issue bachelor of science degrees in homeopathy. Read: The Times (£)

Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers

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In an article discussing the challenges of binaries, Dr Helen O'Neill (UCL Institute for Women's Health) comments on the gender binary, arguing that male-female distinctions should be scrapped for some purposes like passports. Read: BBC News

8 human weaknesses that threaten to wreck your wealth

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on why people make common investing mistakes. Read: The Telegraph

Ranking the US’s presidents isn’t just a game for Americans

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Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) co-wrote a piece about how Americans and those in other countries rate the US presidents throughout history. Read: The Conversation

The weird ways museums are finding funding

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Jack Ashby (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) discusses the success of the museum's comedy nights. Read: BBC News

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