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Archive of Media headlines

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Medical students' job offers withdrawn after exam 'scoring errors'

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"Along with many of my colleagues, I simply cannot understand why this wasn't discovered in the six weeks between the exam date and the release of results," says Lyndon James, a final year medical student at UCL. Read: Guardian

The Genius who beat Einstein to it

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French scientist Henri Poincaré arrived at the main ideas of Relativity Theory before Einstein, says Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics). Read: Standpoint

Healthy food: can you train yourself to like it?

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"When food is being used for comfort, or as a pick-me-up, most people choose something sweet or salty,” said Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Guardian

Are GPs failing to warn their pregnant patients about the risks of epilepsy drug?

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“I am still seeing young children that appear to be damaged by these drugs,” says Professor Matthew Walker (UCL Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy). Watch: BBC Inside Out (from 14 mins)

Uta Frith on Desert Island Discs

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Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs. Listen: BBC Radio 4

People-oriented urbanization

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People-oriented urbanization requires local governments to transform from an entrepreneurial actor in land dealings to a provider of public goods, writes Professor Fulong Wu (UCL Bartlett School of Planning). Read: China Daily

Babies can hear syllables in the womb, says research

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"We know that babies hear can hear their mother's voice in the womb and pick up on the pitch and rhythm,” says Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News

To claim someone has 'Viking ancestors' is no better than astrology

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Exaggerated claims from genetic ancestry testing companies undermine serious research into human genetic history, says Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment). Read: Guardian More: BioEdge

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