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Archive of Media headlines

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British workers flout Facebook bans

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains how companies would be better off observing how employees work and then finding ways to make this behaviour compatible with the workplace rather than banning technology and websites outright. Read: Telegraph

Supermarket wars

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In a Channel 4 documentary on supermarkets, Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) talks about the changing supermarket shopping habits of consumers. Watch: Channel 4 ‘Dispatches: Supermarket Wars’ (from 11 mins 15 secs)

Sitting down less can cut diabetes risk

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New research by Dr Joshua Bell (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that sitting down too much during leisure time increases your risk of diabetes even if you work out regularly. Read: Daily Mail, More: Scotsman

Scientists identify the 'pessimistic' part of the brain

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Research led by a team from UCL, which included Dr Rebecca Lawson (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) and Dr Jonathan Roiser (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience), has pinpointed the area that triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Times (£), ITV, TIME, Huffington Post, New York Times, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Bristol 'Breakfast' (from 48 mins 30 secs), More: BBC Radio 2 'The Chris Evans Breakfast Show' (from 2 hours 11 mins 30 secs)

The (atrocious) luck of the dinosaurs

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Research conducted by a team of international academics, including Dr Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences), has found that dinosaurs may have survived if the asteroid that killed them had struck slightly earlier or later. Read: Forbes

Capacity Mechanism

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) discusses the government’s Capacity Mechanism and says that the likelihood of power cuts occurring is very small. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (from 38 mins 16 secs)

Gross underinvestment in antibacterial research

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Michael Head (UCL Infection & Population Health) comments on a study which found that between 2008-13 less than 1% of research funding was awarded to UK researchers for cutting edge work on antibiotics. Read: Lancet (£), More: Times of India

U.K.’s big banks face probe into checking accounts

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Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL Laws) explains why some of Britain’s largest banks face an investigation into small-business lending and checking accounts. Read: Washington Post

School ties and Oxbridge degrees are still key to a career at the Bar

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Professor Richard Moorhead (UCL Laws) explains how the recruitment and promotion practices at the Bar remain a serious impediment to a diverse judiciary. Read: The Times (£)

What is a circular economy?

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Dr Teresa Domenech (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) explains what a circular economy is and how one can be implemented in the EU. Read: The Conversation

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