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Archive of Media headlines

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Tottenham fans injured in Rome

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Professor John Foot (UCL Italian) talks about links between Italian football clubs and Neo-Fascism following the stabbing of Tottenham fans in Rome. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (from 2hrs 42m)

Magnesium oxide might be liquid in super-Earths

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“If you squeeze and heat hard and high enough, everything becomes metallic,” says Professor Dario Alfè (UCL Earth Sciences). “The crucial point here is that magnesium oxide appears to become metallic at conditions not too far from those [at] the centre of terrestrial planets.” Read: Chemistry World

Why scientists should care about art

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Dr Chiara Ambrosio (UCL Science & Technology Studies) says that art offers an opportunity for dialogue and a critique of science. Read: PLOS Blog

Cartilage made using hybrid 3D printer

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Dr Richard Weiler (UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) says that the new innovation could potentially offer respite to a wider range of the patients he has treated, but he has doubts about whether it would ever be used. Read: BBC News

Scholar finds output written in the stars

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Academics should regularly "garden" their online identities to ensure that they are not being incorrectly credited with work that could damage their scholarly reputation, says Dr Melissa Terras (UCL Information Studies). Read: THE

'Fat' drug could treat epilepsy

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Describing work published in the journal Neuropharmacology, Professor Matthew Walker (UCL Institute of Neurology) says: "This offers a whole new approach to the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsies in children and adults." Read: BBC News More: UCL News

Mars is safe from radiation – but the trip there isn't

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"An astronaut or geologist that's trained in science that has a brain and a pair of hands and pair of eyes with a rock hammer can do a lot more on the surface on Mars before breakfast than a robot can do in weeks," says Dr Lewis Dartnell (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: New Scientist

BBC and UCL announce new strategic partnership

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BBC Research & Development today announced a new strategic partnership with UCL, to drive innovation, and collaborate on a wide programme of R&D activity. Read: BBC Blog More: Computer Weekly UCL News

Transformed Octagon to reopen as "cultural heart" of UCL

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A hall of unseen historic artefacts and a gallery of hidden curiosities, devoted to the sculptor John Flaxman, are about to reopen to the public at UCL. Read: Culture24 More: UCL News

Flossing: is it a waste of time and money?

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“Flossing is almost completely useless, it doesn’t stop tooth decay,” says Professor Aubrey Sheiham (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). “It is still useful for stopping gum disease, but you have to be meticulous — it’s time-consuming.” Read: Times (£)

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