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Archive of Media headlines

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Alzheimer’s ‘linked to barbecued meat’

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Professor Derek Hill (UCL Medical Physics & Bioengineering) comments on recent findings that connect proteins found in fried or barbecued meat to Alzheimer’s. Read: Times, More: Express, Mirror, Yorkshire Post

Less talk, more walk required to green the economy

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) discusses green economy and what actions need to be taken for it's implementation. Read: The Conversation

Sun's coronal mass ejections similar to supernova in Crab Nebula

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Researchers at UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory have found similarities between the surface of the Sun and supernova in a giant nebula thousands of light years away. Read: Huffington Post, More: UCL News

Cabinet meetings over North Sea oil and gas

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) discusses proposed changes to the UK's oil and gas industry. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Wake up to Money' (from 7 minutes)

Why a new Ukraine is the Kremlin's worst nightmare

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Dr Andrew Wilson (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) says:  “The domino effect of democracy on Russia's border threatens the entire system Putin has built since 2000”. Read: Independent

Britain's first Scientology wedding

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Dr Jonathan Benthall (UCL Anthropology) comments on the first Scientology wedding to be performed in the UK. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Six o’clock news’ (from 13 minutes 54)

E-cigarettes: a path to tobacco, or from it

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the use of e-cigarettes as a tool for quitting smoking. Read: NY Times

Genetics of sexual preference

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Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on recent unpublished research into genes related to homosexuality. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' (from 24 minutes 20)

Britain set to have best view of Jupiter in years

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Next month Britain will have its best view in years of the solar system's biggest planet. Dr Chris Arridge (UCL Space & Climate Physics) said there will be "fantastic" opportunities to see Jupiter. Read: Express

Migration: The drain from Spain

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Professor Antonio Cabrales (UCL Department of Economics) comments on the exodus of migrants from Spain. Read: Financial Times (£)

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