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Archive of Media headlines

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Humans' indelible stamp on Earth clear 5000 years ago

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A new study, co-authored by Professor Dorian Fuller (UCL Institute of Archaeology), argues that the Anthropocene began with the rise of farming or even in Neolithic times, when we took to widespread burning of the bush to hunt animals. Read: New Scientist

Herschel mission comes to end as coolant runs out

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“Not only can we study the detailed composition of gas and dust, but we can study the importance of specific types of molecules, such as water, in the formation of stars and planets,” said Professor Bruce Swinyard (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: E&T More: UCL News

Groundbreaking Surgery for Girl Born Without Windpipe

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A 2 year old girl born without a windpipe has had surgery implanting a bioengineered windpipe. “No doubt large trials are critical,” said Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute). Read: New York Times

Manchester beat UCL to take University Challenge trophy for fourth time

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The University of Manchester UCL by 190 points to 140 in the final of University Challenge. Read: Independent More: Radio Times Telegraph BBC Express Evening Standard FT Manchester Evening News THE THE (2)

Is the bible the first scientific text book?

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Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) discusses the science of culture and the culture of science. Listen: BBC Radio 3's Night Waves (from 35 mins)

Cyber Terrorism

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"This isn't like any other problem because the cyberspace, the internet and digital communications are transnational," said Lord Reid (UCL Institute for Security & Resilience Studies). Watch: BBC Newsnight

Trachea Transplants Test the Limits

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Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) comments on bioengineered trachea transplants. Read: Science

Tobacco display ban in Scotland

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a ban on the display of cigarettes and other tobacco products in large shops in Scotland. Listen: BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland More: BBC Radio Scotland's Call Kaye

Caldicott 2 and patient data

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Dr Paul Taylor (UCL Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education) writes about the updated Information Governance Review. Read: BMJ

Francis Galton, Flinders Petrie, and the dangers of hubris

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Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) reviews new book The Archaeology of Race: the Eugenic Ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie by Debbie Challis (UCL Petrie Museum). Read: Lancet

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