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Academic reference inflation has set in, and everyone is simply wonderful

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Time for academia to follow the rest of the world of work and seek references only at the final stage – and in the short form, says Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy). Read: Guardian

Pride and Prejudice

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about the impact of Pride and Prejudice two centuries on from its publication. Listen: BBC R4 Today (from 41 mins)

Investing in high speed rail

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Professor John Tomaney (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) discusses how the proposed route for the high-speed train network will impact life in the UK. Listen: BBC R4 Today More: FT (£) BBC News at 10 (from 5mins) Guardian BBC News BBC News II Telegraph

A packet of bones

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Professor Simon Hillson (UCL Archaeology) talks about a mysterious discovery at the 18th century home of Benjamin Franklin. Watch: BBC One Show

Two steps forward, one step back

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If the world’s one billion cigarette smokers were to switch to electronic cigarettes, the death toll would be reduced from more than five million each year to perhaps tens of thousands, says Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Times (£) More: Times (£) II

Where were the lawyers when Lehman crashed?

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Lawyers have a venerable tradition of putting clients first, but this should not lead to irresponsible behaviour, says Professor Richard Moorhead (UCL Laws). Read: The Times (£)

Your molar roots are leftovers from Homo erectus

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Professors Christopher Dean (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) and Tim Cole (UCL Institute of Child Health) have studied the microscopic structure of adult molars to reconstruct the pace of their development. Read: New Scientist

Royal Institution receives strong support in bid to save historic home

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) says he plans "to galvanise the engineering and science community to take ownership of the fact that this is the heritage site that is all of ours. The RI have it in trust but it's ours and we need to take ownership of it." Read: Guardian More: Engineer Times (£)

Sector forced to play wild variations on a recruitment theme

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University College London increased its intake by 780 students overall, but most were overseas undergraduates plus those at the School of Pharmacy, which merged with UCL last year. Read: THE

Mapping brain networks: Fish-bowl neuroscience

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Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology) talks about how scientists can use tiny fish to provide a window into complex brain connections.  Read: Nature

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