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Archive of Media headlines

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The legacy of Jean Jaurès

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Jean Jaurès, Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) discusses his legacy in French politics. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’ (from 38 mins 45 secs)

Space-age foundation

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Following an announcement by Yves Saint Laurent that a new foundation will contain a substance previously used to capture cosmic dust, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses the use of science to sell beauty products. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You & Yours’ (from 41 mins 54 secs)

Spain scraps university entrance exam for foreign students

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Professor Antonio Cabrales (UCL Economics) explains how scrapping the university entrance exam for foreign students and a move to higher fees for overseas students will benefit some of the Spanish universities. Read: THE (£)

Face tester can predict how you will judge a face

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Dr Geoff Williams (UCL Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences) comments on a study which has created a computer model which can predict how we will assess someone's personality based on their looks. Read: New Scientist

Front row

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Former artist in residence for the UCL Astrophysics Group and Slade alumna, Katie Paterson, discusses her ambitious project to send a meteorite back into space and become the first artwork aboard the International Space Station. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Front Row’ (from 20 mins 28 secs)

Treating Patients with Dementia

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Dr Liz Sampson (UCL Psychiatry) joins an expert panel to discuss the difficulties that arise when treating a patient with dementia. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside the Ethics Committee: Treating Patients with Dementia' (from 6 mins 15 secs), More: Telegraph

The four-year-olds who are still pushed around in prams

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Dr Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on the effects of children up to the age of four still using a pram. Read: Daily Mail

A film so good, you just had to see it 29 times

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains why people often rewatch their favourite film multiple times in order to fully understand and appreciate it. Read: Daily Mail, More: Times (£), Telegraph, Daily Star

The teetotaller's hospital

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Dr James Kneale (UCL Geography) discusses the legacy of the National Temperance Hospital, which closed in 1990 and now stands derelict on the Hampstead Road. Watch: BBC News (from 1 min 18 secs)

Five a day will do

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Dr Oyinlola Oyebode and Dr Jenny Mindell (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comment on a new study which has found that five portions of fruit and vegetables a day may be enough for optimum health. Read: Telegraph, More: Guardian, BBC News, Listen: BBC radio 5 Live '5 live news' (from 52 mins 30 secs)

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