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Archive of Media headlines

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Improbable research: buttock and breast ogling in Britain and Argentina

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In 2007, Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology) published a report called Perception of Female Buttocks and Breast Size in Profile, in the journal Social Behaviour and Personality. Read: The Guardian

The only comfort from losing our treasured Holly is that no other parent will have to watch their child die of Mad Cow Disease

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Professor John Collinge (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) comments on the importance of finding a screening that would indicate the prevalence of the disease in carriers and identify contaminated blood. Read: Daily Mail

… Wolfson's view: how the foundation decides who to fund

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The £20m grant to UCL was a 'blockbuster', a huge amount to develop a new research centre. Paul Ramsbottom of Wolfson Foundation explains how the decision was made. Read: The Guardian

Never mind the candidate, can you trust the referee?

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Is the personal reference a source of useful information on potential candidates? Or is it a pointless paperchase that legal requirements have rendered worse than useless, asks Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology). Read: Times (£)

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about Spies by Michael Frayn, and looks at the plot. Read: Guardian

Particle physics: A reminder of the beauty we know

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The latest measurements of the mass of the W boson, one of two elementary particles that mediate the weak nuclear force, are a powerful reminder of the profound beauty in the standard model of particle physics, says Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Nature

Are practical law degrees the future?

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“I think there will always be students drawn to an academic law degree that values research-led teaching and critically explores the operation of law in context,” says Jacqueline Kinghan (UCL Laws). Read: Times (£)

Intel to use London as a smart city lab

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UCL, Imperial and Intel have announced the launch of a new research institute with the aim of testing the technologies that could power the cities of the future. Read: BBC News More: Telegraph THE

DNA tests to help crack mystery of Bigfoot or Yeti existence

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"If the Yeti is real and somebody has found bits of their hair, you should be able to tell from the DNA in the hair if this is actually a Yeti," said Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment). Read: The Australian

Obesity not always tied to higher heart risk: study

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"The people really at risk are the ones who have obesity in combination with other metabolic health risk factors," says Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: Reuters

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