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Archive of Media headlines

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'London's rush-hour has changed'

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Dr Martin Austwick (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) discusses changing commuting patterns during the Olympics, based on GPS data. Watch: BBC London

'Spray-patch' could mend hearts

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Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Institute of Biomedical Engineering) explains how research to develop a 10,000 volt 3D electric sprayer firing out heart cells could be developed as a tool to treat heart attacks. Read: BBC News

Motivation trumps A-level maths

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Professor Nick Tyler (UCL Civil, Geomatic & Environmental Engineering) disagrees with calls to make maths A-Level compulsory, saying that student motivation is far more important. Read: The Independent

There is no easy science by which to fire professors

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A letter from Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises the approach taken by Queen Mary, University of London, in relation to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Read: The Times (£)

Inequality: Of wealth and health

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the scaled effect of poverty and health, saying: "We shouldn't be thinking only of absolute destitution". Read: New Scientist

Only you: 11 things that make each of us a one-off

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Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience)on why human voices are part of what makes individuals unique. Read: New Scientist

Superstars have to work harder to make it look easy

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology) discusses what makes an elite performer. Read: Times (£)

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about Use of Weapons by Iain M Banks, and discusses scale. Read: The Guardian

Cost for mothers who work late into pregnancy: smaller babies

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Pat O’Brien (UCL Institute for Women’s Health) comments on new research suggesting women who continue to work into the final stages of pregnancy are likely to have babies with a lower birth-weight. The Times (£)

Mapping the Games

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The giant map of London's streets used in the Olympic opening ceremony was created by urban planning and design company Space Syntax and based on analysis of street networks developed at UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture. Read: Daily Mail More: UCL News

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