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Archive of Media headlines

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Britain to build £50m Holocaust memorial

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A survey of 8,000 young Britons carried out by UCL Institute of Education for the prime minister’s Holocaust commission has identified “worrying gaps” in their knowledge. Read: The Times (£)

Smithsonian Institution announces first major exhibition outside of the US at London's Olympic Park

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America's prestigious Smithsonian Institution is to open its first major exhibition venue outside the US in London’s Olympic Park in 2021, joining UCL and other partners on the park's new “Olympicopolis” site. Read: Evening Standard

Top geneticist subject of inquiry into research errors

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UCL has received an anonymous allegation of potential research misconduct concerning UCL staff and is conducting a procedural investigation into the allegations. Read: Independent

Why a bit of discomfort is good for you

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Dr Fiona Johnson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the link between obesity and room temperature. Read: Daily Mail

Psychologists seek roots of terror

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A team led by Dr Noemie Bouhana (UCL Security & Crime Science) hopes to develop a computer model of the processes underlying radicalization and subsequent terrorist attacks. Read: Nature

Genome hunter: Rare diseases make people want to help

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Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses the 100,000 Genomes Project. Read: New Scientist

Spoon me: how cutlery design can blow your tastebuds away

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Zoe Laughlin (UCL Institute of Making) discusses the science of spoons and how different metals can alter how food tastes. Read: Guardian

'Stiff upper lip' means patients ignore signs of cancer

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A study led by Dr Katrina Whitaker (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that people may dismiss red-flag cancer warning symptoms as trivial because they worry about wasting a doctor’s time. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, BBC News, Yorkshire Post, Huffington Post, Listen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Morning Call' (from 37 mins 34 secs)

London needs homes, not towers of ‘safe-deposit boxes’

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Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) questions whether too many new properties in London are simply designed as places for the super-rich to park their cash. Read: Guardian

Little Mina saved by 3D printer heart

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Professor Andrew Taylor (UCL Cardiovascular Imaging Group) has been printing 3D models of patients’ hearts to help young patients, and their parents, understand a diagnosis. Read: Sunday Times (£)

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