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Archive of Media headlines

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How could cannabis alter the teenage brain?

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Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) and Anne-Lise Goddings (UCL Institute of Child Health) comment on a study which suggests that heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a teenager results in a permanently lower IQ. Read: BBC News I More: BBC News II Nature news

Of course you haven’t read Parade’s End. But you should

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Tom Stoppard has taken liberties with Parade’s End. Let’s hope he brings a neglected masterpiece out of obscurity, says Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). Read: The Times (£)

Neil Armstrong's legacy went to waste but a new space race is on the cards

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Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) comments on the space shuttle programme, and Neil Armstrong's legacy. Read: Guardian

Guardian book club

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Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) talks about Regeneration by Pat Barker, and looks at the use of real people in the book. Read: Guardian

More Arctic ice melted this Summer than since records began

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Professor Seymour Laxon (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on the rate of ice melt in the Arctic. Watch: BBC News (from 7mins 16 secs)

George Orwell – Left or Right?

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Professor Tony Wright (UCL Political Science) comments on George Orwell’s political allegiances: “He was a man of the left, but his most withering criticisms were of left wing intellectuals.” Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today

Most common London surnames mapped

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Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has mapped the 15 most common surnames in each area across Greater London. Read: Flowing Data More: Telegraph

Humans have inbuilt sense of fairness

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“These findings show that humans, unlike even our closest relatives chimpanzees, reject an unfair offer of a primary reward like food or water,” says Professor Nick  Wright (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Telegraph, More: UCL News, Live Science

Fees hike fails to put off students

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Applications to the Bartlett were down by 10% from a high of 1,900 last year, when students scrambled to get into university before fees went up. Despite a drop in private school applications, Dr Marcos Cruz (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) said this was balanced by a small upswing in state school applicants. Read: Building Design

Leader: Clarity begins at home

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Professor Tony Segal (UCL Internal Medicine) talks about research misconduct. Read: THE I More: THE II

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