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Media headlines

Blame groupthink – not lack of regulation – for Tesco’s accounting crisis

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Professor Paul Ormerod and Dr David Tuckett (both UCL Brain Sciences) explain why diversity within management rather than tighter regulations may be key to avoiding accounting problems in the corporate sector. Read: City AM

Life in the volcanic danger zone: how well can scientists predict eruptions?

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Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses the importance of predicting future volcano eruptions to save lives but says this "Holy Grail for volcanologists" is likely to remain some way off. Read: Guardian

The Cosmos - revealing some of the secrets of Jupiter

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Dr Geraint Jones (UCL MSSL) explains, in Welsh, how life on Earth is being protected by the largest planet in our solar system - Jupiter. Watch: S4C Clic (for English language subtitles, select 'I' and 'Isdeitlau Saesneg')

60 years of CERN

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To celebrate 60 years of CERN, Professor Jonathan Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses the impact of its work. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Science in Action’

How the world's first smartwatch was built

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Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Centre for Editing Lives & Letters) reflects on the rich history of time-pieces and the power of clocks and watches. Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A Point of View’

Calculating the distance to the Sun

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Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how we calculate the distance to the sun. Listen: BBC World Service ‘More or Less’

Bubble plumes link oceans with the atmosphere

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Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering) explains how bubble plumes link oceans with the atmosphere and what sparked her interest in the physics of animal senses. Listen: The Science Show

How 24 week-old babies are now able to survive

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Professor Neil Marlow (UCL Neonatology) discusses the EPICure study and how advances in neonatal care have improved the survival rates of extremely premature babies. Read: Telegraph

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