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Public engagement: what does it mean in higher education today?

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Dr Steve Cross (UCL Museums & Public Engagement) was on the panel for a Guardian live chat about public engagement in the higher education sector. Read: Guardian

Good grief, what’s with the crying game human beings?

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A truly distinguishing feature of our species is our ability to cry emotionally, said Professor Michael Trimble (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: The Conversation

Pareidolia: Why we see faces in hills, the Moon and toasties

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"Being able to see Jesus's face in toast is telling you more about what's happening with your expectations, and how you're interpreting the world based on your expectations, rather than anything that's necessarily in the toast," said Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News

Mars mission astronauts face radiation exposure risk

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"The accumulation of the measured exposure in less than a year is clearly at a dangerous level," said Dr Geraint Jones (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: Guardian More: Guardian Notes & Theories

Syrian academics seek refuge at UK universities

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“We need to send a powerful message from UK universities that we see ourselves as part of a global academic community and we have a responsibility to countries where education and higher education is under threat,” said Professor Michael Worton (UCL Vice Provost: International). Read: FT More: Evening Standard New York Times / International Herald Tribune

UN court acquits two Serbs of war crimes

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Dr Eric Gordy (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) criticises the decision of a United Nations court to acquit two close aides of the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Read: New York Times

Pacific sonar 'streak' may be wreck of Amelia Earhart's plane

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"It is quite feasible that aeroplane wreckage has been found that could have been hers," said Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology). Read: Guardian More: South China Morning Post

Beyond the ring fence

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Protecting basic research is not enough. Unless the academic community engages with the debate on industrial strategy, the spending review will leave research and innovation on the margins, says Melanie Smallman (UCL Science & Technology Studies). Read: Research Fortnight

The App Industry

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Professor Anthony Steed (UCL Computer Science) talks to Evan Davis about his app Chirp which uses audio to share information. Listen: BBC Radio 4's The Bottom Line

Women's Mental Health Could Be Linked To Hormone Levels, Study Claims

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Professor Val Curran and Dr Sunjeev Kamboj (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) comment on vulnerability to stress and the menstrual cycle. Read: Huffington Post More: Nature World News Medical Daily

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