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How tech is changing animal conservation

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Dr James Cheshire (UCL Geography) is interviewed about technology used in animal tracking, and how it can aid conservation efforts. Listen: The Guardian 'Chips with everything'

'Play' in urban design

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Dr Clare Melhuish (UCL Urban Laboratory) discusses how play can be incorporated into the design of cities. Listen: BBC Radio 3 'Free Thinking'

Don’t abolish the Lords. History shows it really can be reformed

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) writes about the long history of public calls to reform the House of Lords, and why disagreements on how it could be most effective have slowed the pace of change. Read: The Guardian

Girl with rare brain disorder in pioneering UCL stem cell research

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Dr Apostolos Papandreou (UCL/MRC Lab for Molecular Cell Biology) is leading a clinical trial of a stem cell treatment for a rare disorder called beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration. Read: Evening Standard

Clever teenagers twice as likely to smoke cannabis

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Dr James Williams (UCL Medicine) led a study finding an association between childhood academic ability and cannabis use in adolescence. Read: The Telegraph, More: The Independent, Huffington Post, Daily Mail

Conservation scientists are listening to nature

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Ella Browning (UCL Geography) writes about the emerging field of soundscape ecology, involving monitoring the natural soundscape and how its changes can impact animal populations. Read: The Conversation

Long-term stress could contribute to obesity

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Dr Sarah Jackson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) led a study finding that people who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity. Read: CNN, More: Daily Mail, The Sun

Clingy pupils? It could be a sign of abuse, teachers are told

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Dr Danya Glaser (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) contributed to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for teachers about signs that a child may be getting abused. Read: Daily Mail

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