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Archive of Media headlines

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Corporate behemoth or saviour of British interiors?

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Professor Alan Penn (UCL Faculty of Built Environment) discusses the design science behind the layout of Ikea's British stores. Read: Independent

Prof Ali Zumla receives award from President Sata

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Professor Ali Zumla (UCL Infection and Immunity) has been awarded the 'Commander of the Order of Distinguished Services - first division' medal by Zambia's President Michael Sata for his contribution to the fight against TB, HIV/AIDS and other related diseases. Read: Times of Zambia

Open-air computers

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Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) thinks that within approximately five years police forces will be able to predict and prevent some crimes by watching Twitter and other social media. Read: Economist

The new local

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Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) speculates that the smartphone could even help revive the high street if people knew that they could take home today what Amazon could not deliver until tomorrow. Read: Economist

Children could be screened for stuttering from age 5

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A new model developed by Professor Peter Howell (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences) could be used to screen young children for stuttering. Read: Telegraph, More: BBC Online, UCL News

UCL wins approval for Stratford development

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Newham Council has agreed to progress with £1bn UCL Stratford proposition. Read: Financial Times (£) More: Times (£), Independent, Evening Standard, UCL News Regeneration & Renewal (£), BBC Online, BBC London News,

Seismic signs of escaping methane under the sea

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) comments on a study which says that a changing Gulf Stream is warming deep waters along the eastern United States and destabilizing greenhouse gases trapped in sediments. Read: Nature

Abacus adds up to number joy in Japan

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Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) comments on whether there is any science behind claims that the abacus improves mathematical ability. "It may be the case that actually getting some of the work done in the visual part of the brain does improve mathematics," he said. Read: Guardian

The large hadron collider and the Higgs boson: UCL lunch hour lecture

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On Tuesday I gave one of these, about the news from the energy frontier, including the discovery on the fourth of July this year, says Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Guardian

Merkel opens Roma holocaust memorial in Berlin

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Dr Michael Stewart (UCL Anthropology) comments on the unveiling of a Roma and Gypsy holocaust memorial in Berlin. Listen: BBC R4 PM (from 48 minutes)

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