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Archive of Media headlines

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Weather bends noise from highways

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Nick Ovenden (UCL Mathematics) explains how the right temperatures and wind conditions can bend highway noise so that it can be heard much further away than expected. Read: Discovery News, Listen: German Public Radio (in German), More coverage: MSNBC

Waiting for Salazar

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Professor Neill Lochery (UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies) looks ahead to next month's Portuguese general election. Read: Wall Street Journal (£)

British universities may lose world-class status

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Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) argues that the Government's spending cuts and restrictions on international recruitment threaten the dominance of British universities. Read: The Guardian

Reindeer gained UV vision after moving to the Arctic

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Research by Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) shows that reindeer are able to see using ultraviolet light - an ability which helps them find food and avoid predators. Read: New Scientist

'Spy cameras' are used to target student protesters

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Police have used evidence from CCTV cameras in the arrest of four students accused of causing criminal damage to buildings on campus. Read: The Independent

Professor sparks "Muslim outrage". Or does he?

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Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) warns that there might be evidence that cousins marrying one another can be harmful. Read: New Statesman, More coverage: Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Star

Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) reviews Edward St Aubyn's Mother's Milk. Read: The Guardian

Santos commits $3m to Korean scholarship deal

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New scholarships will enable 18 students from the Korean government and industry to undertake energy-related masters degrees at UCL's Australian campus. Read: Adelaide Now

Has Christine Lagarde got what it takes to head the IMF?

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Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL French) says that although the French finance minister is the darling of the financial media, her handling of the European bailouts does not bode well. Read: The Guardian

Lost in a book? How reading and doing crosswords can block your ability to hear

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Professor Nilli Lavie (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) explains how visual and hearing senses share limited brain capacity, often leading to 'inattentional deafness'. Read: Daily Mail, More coverage: BBC Radio Five Live, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Manchester Evening News, Times of India

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