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Archive of Media headlines

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I’ll power buses with coffee grounds says winner of £400,000 eco prize

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Bio Bean, the coffee grounds recycling company founded by UCL graduates Arthur Kay and Benjamin Harriman, has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge award. Read: Evening Standard

Four British institutions ranked in top five of world's universities

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UCL has been ranked joint fifth in the 2014/15 QS World University Rankings. Read: Guardian, More: Telegraph, Times (£), Daily Mail, Independent, BBC News, ITV News, Evening Standard, Belfast Telegraph, Yorkshire Post

Sugar intake must be slashed further

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Research conducted by Professor Aubrey Sheiham (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine recommends that sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Express, Times (£), Daily Mail, Herald, The Courier, Yorkshire Post, TIME, New Zealand Herald, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live ‘5 Live Breakfast’ (from 3 mins 22 secs), More: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 5 mins 14 secs), BBC Radio Northampton 'Breakfast' (from 2 hours 42 mins), BBC Radio Somerset 'Ask the expert' (from 4 mins)

The long shadows of war

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Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Centre for Editing Lives & Letters) says while documenting and commemorating the First World War we should not lose sight of its horror. Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'A Point of View: The Horror of War'

World will think us mad to rip up Union

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Dr Michael Collins (UCL History) discusses Britain's Union and explains that although it may need new life and purpose, it does not deserve a death. Read: Herald

Why the story of materials is really the story of civilisation

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) argues that materials are the fundamental building blocks of culture. Read: Observer

Legal justification for air strikes on Syria not even 'wafer-thin'

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) explains why David Cameron would struggle to justify UK support for US-led air strikes on Islamist extremists in Syria. Read: Independent

Killed by drink: patients who cannot quit

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Professor Rajiv Jalan (UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health) explains why teenagers may be more susceptible to liver disease than adults. Read: Times (£)

Heart defects increase risk of death

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Research led by Dr Rachel Knowles (UCL Institute of Child Health) has found that heart defects can leave children vulnerable for years after surgery, with over 20 per cent of childhood deaths from severe heart defects taking place after the child’s first birthday. Listen: BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Morning Wales’ (from 37 mins 19 secs)

Cancer-zapping proton therapy only suitable for rare patients

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Dr Simon Jolly (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains why proton beam therapy is highly suited to some hard-to-reach tumours, or tumours growing very close to other key organs that could be badly affected by radiation, such as the brain stem or spinal cord. Read: Reuters

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