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Archive of Media headlines

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Animal artists given own exhibition

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The Art by Animals exhibition, which starts at UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology next week, features work from a number of different animal species. Read: PA More: Culture24 Time Out Evening Standard IB Times Art Lyst Londonist BBC London 94.9 (from 1hr 43mins) New Scientist Belfast Telegraph BBC News Telegraph

Prion diseases hide out in the spleen

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Once passed human to human, the infection could in theory then affect the brain and cause lethal vCJD, says Professor John Collinge (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Nature

Critics Question Merkel's Fiscal Pact Proposal

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Because the fiscal pact terms involve only an intergovernmental agreement, they aren't EU law, which means they don't automatically come before national law, says Dr Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws). Read: Der Spiegel

Can nudges help to cut household energy consumption?

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Studies highlight that if partnered with the right information, social norm techniques can help change consumer behaviour, says Professor Imran Rasul (UCL Economics). Read: Guardian

UCL 'no confidence’ vote defeated

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A motion of no confidence in UCL Provost Professor Malcolm Grant tabled by the institution’s students’ union has been defeated. Read: Times Higher Education

Flooding rated as worst climate change threat facing UK

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Professor Julian Hunt (UCL Earth Sciences) says the report's findings could have implications for energy supply from solar and wind sources. Read: Guardian

Pre-dementia 'more common in men than women'

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"This information could be important in improving diagnosis to identify patients who will benefit from current or future treatments", says Professor Derek Hill (UCL Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering). Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail

Gingrich's moonbase 'electioneering'

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Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has called for a base on the moon. Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) analyses just how realistic Mr Gingrich's vision is. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today

Legal challenges await EU fiscal treaty in Ireland

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"If the government decide that they don't need a referendum, I suspect that the president will refer it to the Supreme Court," says Dr Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws). Read: Reuters

Only way is English as languages are rejected

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This year UCL will become the first in the UK to introducing a modern foreign languages requirement for all UK students.  Those who have not had an opportunity to study a language will be able to take a language course as part of their degree. Read: Times (£) More: UCL Statement Times letter (£)

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