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Archive of Media headlines

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Hackers 'should fight cyber spies'

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Britain faces losing its position at the leading edge of technology unless news ideas are developed to fight cyber attacks, according to the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies based at UCL. Read: Telegraph, More coverage: Sunday Express, Scotsman,

Sowing seeds of freedom in the 'Arab Spring'

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Professor John Martin (UCL Cardiovascular Medicine) and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari have embarked on a project to bring 100 doctoral students from Tunisia, Egypt and Libya to UCL and other top UK universities. Read: Times Higher Education

Sydney's Picasso moment driven by an optimism bias

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In her recent book, "The Optimism Bias", Professor Tali Sharot (UCL Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging) argues that most people underestimate negative events, while simultaneously overestimating the likelihood of good news being just around the corner. Read: The Australian

European Court bars deportation of two Somalis from Britain

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Professor Richard Bellamy (Director of UCL's European Institute) comments on a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights which orders Britain not to deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes. Read and Listen: Voice of America

Finding truth and beauty in data

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Dr Martin Austwick (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) discusses data visualisation - turning numbers into graphs, diagrams and animations - and its applications. Read and watch: BBC News Online

UCL's Sam Tazzyman shines at Bright Club

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The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast features UCL's Sam Tazzyman, whose stand-up routine was all about sperm, his field of study. Listen: Guardian

Outraged European academics resent 'rankings'

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UCL Vice Provost Professor Michael Worton explains how the revised European Reference Index for the Humanities will make scholars aware of the range of arts and humanities journals that exist across Europe and help young academics. Read: The Guardian

Pigs and Battleships/Stolen Desire reviewed

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Professor Philip Horne (UCL English Language and Literature) reviews the movies of Japanese master Shohei Imamura. Read: Telegraph

X Factor-style search for 10 academics from generation think

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Lucy Powell (UCL English Language & Literature) is one of ten winners of a competition run by BBC Radio 3 to find a new generation of thinkers and communicators. Read: The Guardian, Read: BBC Online, Listen: BBC Radio 3's Nightwaves (from 38mins 37s)

War crimes court issues Gaddafi arrest warrant

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) asks whether the arrest warrant for Gaddafi from the International Criminal Court speeds resolution of the conflict in Libya. Read: The Guardian, More: The Times

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