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Archive of Media headlines

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Explosive volcanoes light up Mercury’s deep past

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Robin Wylie (UCL Earth Sciences) looks at how NASA's MESSENGER mission can help scientists understand the full complexity of Mercury’s surface. Read: The Conversation

Boris Johnson's abuse of planning power is an assault on democracy

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“The mayor is driven by entirely the wrong sort of housing targets” says Michael Edwards (UCL Bartlett School of Planning). Read: The Guardian

Smaug the dragon or frog with an eye to die for?

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Professor Susan Evans (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) looks at the function of the blinking membrane in the red eyed tree frog. Read: New Scientist

Fossil “frog from hell” gets a new look

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A study led by Professor Susan Evans (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has substantially revised the appearance and size of the fossil frog Beelzebufo. Read: National Geographic, Huffington Post

Prototype lets users read the web in augmented reality

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William Steptoe (UCL Department of Computer Science) has developed a prototype augmented reality system which enables users to interact with virtual objects, avatars and websites. Watch: BBC News

Explainer: whatever happened to the threat of peak oil?

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Dr Christophe McGlade (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the the principles behind the peak oil debate and whether it is still, or ever was, a relevant subject. Read: The Conversation

Is Facebook losing its 'cool'?

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Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Department of Anthropology) discusses concerns over Facebook's ability to retain teenage users. Watch: CNN 'World Business Today', More: Telegraph, Read: Sydney Morning Herald

How quick reactions in middle-age point to a longer life

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Those with slow reaction times are 25 per cent more likely to die early than those with average reaction times, a study led by Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson (UCL Institute of Child Health) has found. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post, New York Times

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

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Professor Chris Mason (UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering) comments on the recent discovery that shocking blood cells with acid could trigger a transformation into stem cells. Read: BBC News, More: The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times (£), Independent, Daily Mail, New ScientistThe Scotsman, The Australian, Times of IndiaListen: BBC Radio 4 'The World Tonight' (from 41 mins), BBC Radio 4 'Six O'Clock News' (from 17 mins), BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' (from 24 mins)

Smoking In Cars With Children Ban Bid

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the proposed ban on smoking in cars where children are present. Watch: Sky News

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