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Archive of Media headlines

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Britain faces 'public health time bomb'

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"We are failing too many of our children, women and young people on a grand scale," said Professor Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public). "Health inequality, arising from social and economic inequalities, are socially unjust, unnecessary and avoidable." Read: Telegraph More: Independent BBC News Scotsman Daily Mail Express New Scientist

LUX results: Dark matter hunt nears final phase

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Dr Chamkaur Ghag (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on the recent results from LUX, and the search for dark matter, the enigmatic substance thought to make up a quarter of our Universe. Read: BBC News More: UCL News BBC World Service Science in Action (from 8 mins)

Goodbye English Heritage, hello Bartlett: Survey of London rehomed

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The Survey of London, the detailed Pevsner-like encyclopedia of the capital’s buildings, has moved from English Heritage to the UCL’s Bartlett faculty of the built environment. Read: Architects Journal

Reindeer’s eye colour rings the changes

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Reindeer change their eye colour from gold in the summer to blue in the winter to help them to see in the gloomy Arctic, according to new research by Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and colleagues. Read: The Times (£) More: Wired UK FT (£)

£5 note could hold key to advancement of quantum computing

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The blue pigment found on £5 notes could hold the key to furthering the development of quantum computers, according to new research by Dr Marc Warner (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology). Read: Wired UK More: New York Times Physics World

Survey ranks universities on their reputation among employers

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UCL has come 13th in the Times Higher Education's global ranking measuring universities performance on graduate employability. Read: Times Higher Education

Dolphin-inspired radar could help detect roadside bombs

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British engineers from UCL and the University of Southampton have taken inspiration from dolphins for a new type of radar that could help detect roadside bombs more easily. Read: BBC News

Swaddling babies 'causes hip problems'

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“I would advise that if a baby needs to be wrapped up to get off to sleep that parents do this in a sympathetic and loose manner, and not tight especially around the babies’ hips," says Dr Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute for Child Health). Read: Telegraph More: Guardian Times (£) Daily Mail Mirror AFP

Student entrepreneur gets on his electric bike to woo commuters

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A revolutionary new electric bike will soon hit cycle paths across Britain, after funding from UCL helped Polish postgraduate student Marcin Piatkowski (UCL Advances) peddle his invention. Read: Telegraph More: BikeBiz TechCity News

Stick it to them: the way to deal with fussy eaters

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Dr Lucy Cooke (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) talks about Tiny Tastes, a programme aimed at fussy eaters which uses stickers and a point-scoring system to encourage children to eat their greens. Read: Telegraph More: Express

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