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APD: When sounds don’t make sense

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“People may mistakenly perceive children with auditory processing disorder (APD) as uncooperative or even unintelligent,” says Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou (UCL Ear Institute). “It is misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder, too.” Read: Telegraph

Jersey's place in Neanderthal history revealed in study

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A study led by Dr Matt Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has revealed that Jersey was one of the last places Neanderthals lived. Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail

India Mars launch stokes Asian space race with China

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“The exploration programme gives them something very high to aim for. They can show the world they have what it takes to send spacecraft to other planets,” said Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory). Read: BBC News

Doha’s Education City is a boost for locals

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“We have launched a consultative committee to be sensitive to the needs of Qatar as we develop the programme,” says Professor Anthony Smith (UCL V-P, Education). “The other thing is to strengthen outreach. We want to do our best to support the whole professional population working in these sectors.” Read: FT (£)

UK nuclear power plant gets go-ahead

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"What it equates to actually is a subsidy and the coalition said they would never subsidise nuclear... It is essentially a subsidy of between what we calculate to be £800m to £1bn a year that the UK taxpayer and energy consumer will be putting into the deep pockets of Chinese and French corporations, which are essentially their governments," says Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute). Read: BBC News More: Telegraph Evening Standard Express Daily Mail Telegraph 2 Telegraph 3 BBC R5 Live 1 2 BBC 1 News Mirror 1 2 Sun Channel 4

Will the sky fall as Dr says no to strong ‘bond’

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“The role of dispersion forces in condensed phases is one of most important and interesting problems in computational materials science at the moment and experiments such as the ones reported provide valuable data against which we can test and prove new theoretical methods,” says Angelos Michaelides (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology). Read: Chemistry World

Computer analysis proves Shakespeare’s hand in other plays

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Professor Sir Brian Vickers (UCL English Language & Literature) comments on the use of computer analysis to identify Shakespeare’s hand in plays. Read: The Times (£)

Blow to multiple human species idea

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Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology) comments on a new study which suggests that three different human species are in fact all part of a single evolving lineage that led to modern humans. Read: BBC News

Chinese cash and expertise could solve Nuclear puzzle 

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“If you are talking about key energy infrastructure, there’s no way that any other EU country or the US or Russia or even China itself would allow this to happen with someone who didn’t share their political views,” says Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute). Read: Telegraph

Autism rate steady after mystery peak

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Professor Brent Taylor (UCL Institute of Child Health), who led the study, said that a fivefold increase in the 1990s was “one of life’s mysteries”. About half the increase could be attributed to better diagnosis and more awareness of the condition but the rest remained unexplained, he said. Read: The Times (£)

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