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Archive of Media headlines

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IPCC preparing 'most important' document on climate change

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Professor Arthur Petersen (UCL STEaPP) comments on the IPCC Synthesis Report, saying “The new thing is there is going to be a stand-alone document that will be the most important for policymakers for the next few years". Read: BBC News

Are some humans born evil?

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Professor Essi Viding (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains that although nobody is born a killer, there are individual differences that affect the likelihood of developing murderous traits. Read: Telegraph

Looking closer at the Sun

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Professor Louise Harra (UCL Space & Climate Physics) looks at how the IRIS telescope can provide a new window to view the solar atmosphere. Read: Science (£)

10 things you may not know about laughter

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Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience) reveals 10 things you probably didn't know about laughter. Read: BBC News

Why are recessions so depressing?

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Research by Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL Political Science) has found that recessions often have a negative psychological impact and that happiness is around six times more sensitive to economic growth when that “growth” is negative. Read: Financial Times

Saatchi Bill

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) explains why he feels the Medical Innovation Bill, also known as the Saatchi Bill, won’t benefit patients. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 51 mins)

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

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Professor Ian Needleman (UCL Restorative Dental Sciences) comments on a study that has found people living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants. Read: BBC News

Pensioners and obesity

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Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the rising levels of obesity among the elderly and retired. Read: Telegraph

Liberal arts builds momentum in the UK

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Commenting on liberal arts and universities, Carl Gombrich (UCL Arts & Sciences) suggests that “making the case for unconventional courses” would be easier if we could answer the question “How can we quantify the value of breadth?” Read: THE

UCL Academy ‘puts right problems’ after disappointing first Ofsted

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The UCL Academy has been praised for “putting right its problems” after being ordered to improve by inspectors earlier this year. Read: Ham & High, More: Camden New Journal

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