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My Perfect Country: Costa Rica

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Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) looks at the progressive energy policy implemented by Costa Rica that is leading the way in the race to be carbon neutral. Listen: BBC World Service ‘My Perfect Country’

A century on - Einstein's theory is proved right

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Professor Arthur Miller (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains how the discovery of gravitational waves fits in with the rest of Albert Einstein’s work. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The World Tonight’ (from 13 mins 23 secs)

Gravitational waves special

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Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) joins a live studio panel to examine the science of gravitational waves, and how LIGO is both an eye and an ear on the motion of distant objects. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’

Gravitational waves: why it's impossible not to be thrilled by this discovery

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) says that not only was building LIGO experiment a towering achievement but its success is both stunning and the results totally convincing. Read: Guardian

Free university tuition ‘could lead to poor subsidising the rich’

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John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) has argued that England should not scrap tuition fees because “free” university education could lead to the “poor subsidising the rich”. Read: THE (£)

Unions call for teachers to boycott literacy and numeracy tests for four-year-old pupils

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The test used to assess four-years old in reception class when they start school does not accurately reflect children’s ability at this age, according to research carried out by the UCL Institute of Education for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Read: Daily Mail, More: Schools Week, TES, UCL News

Mood-enhancing drugs could also provide relief for chronic pain

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A study led by Dr Maria Maiarù and Dr Sandrine Géranton (both UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has found that class of drugs being studied to treat certain mood disorders may also be able to relieve chronic pain by acting on a gene involved in regulating the body’s reaction to stress. Read: Forbes, More: UCL News

Record-breaking superfast broadband is 50,000 times faster than current speeds

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A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering). Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, Daily Express, Sydney Morning Herald, UCL News

The Race Equality Charter awards are not a quick win

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Commenting on the Race Equality Charter awards, Fiona McClement (UCL Equalities & Diversity) says that her team wanted to get involved because the charter offered a “structured, cohesive, focused way” of building on the efforts that staff were already making. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

Do scientists make the best science ministers?

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Professor Graeme Reid (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) questions whether science ministers should be experts in science. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

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