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Archive of Media headlines

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Four ways natural history museums skew reality

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Jack Ashby (UCL Culture) sets out four ways natural history museums are not wholly representative. Read: The Conversation

Firms seek efficient in-house gig economy

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Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) and PhD candidate Michael Veale (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy) weigh in to a discussion on AI in the workplace. Read: The Australian (£)

England's maths attainment gap 'among largest in world'

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A report by UCL Institute of Education has demonstrated that England has one of the biggest gaps in the developed world between high and low achievers in maths. Read: The Times (£)

How crashing neutron stars killed off some of our best ideas about what ‘dark energy’ is

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Dr Thomas Kitching (UCL Space & Climate Physics) writes about different theories of dark energy and how images of gravitational waves have derailed investigation of why the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Read: The Conversation

Spot problems early by turning your heartbeat into music

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Professor Pier Lambiase (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science) has contributed to research linking heartbeats to music which aims to help diagnose heart rhythm problems in patients. Read: Daily Mail

Excitement as trial shows Huntington's drug could slow progress of disease

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Why is giving birth so hard?

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Research by Professor Jonathan Wells (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) is cited in a discussion on the 'obstetrical dilemma'. Read: Atlantic

Benefits of singing

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Professor Graham Welch (UCL Institute of Education) discussed the benefits of singing, as well as his research into singing behaviour and development with hearing-impaired children. Watch: BBC News 'Breakfast' (from 2 hrs 38 mins 48 secs)

The best King we never had

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Dr Emma Whipday (UCL English) discusses 'Oberon, the Faery Prince' in the context of a programme about Scottish prince Henry Frederick Stuart. Watch: BBC Two 'The Best King We Never Had' (from 28 mins 10 secs)

Will the UK get a Brexit deal on research? That's the €160bn question

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Dr Ludovic Highman (UCL Institute of Education) writes that eighteen months have passed since the EU referendum and the government's position on science and research is no clearer. Read: The Guardian 

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