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Archive of Media headlines

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Air Ambulance ‘perk’ to help troubled A&Es recruit doctors

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The “novel collaboration” has been engineered by UCL Partners, which brings together hospitals across north-east London, Essex and Hertfordshire to boost patient care. Read: Evening Standard

We Earthlings are all Martians, apparently

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Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) said that there were simpler ways to explain how the earliest polymers formed in the presence of water. Read: The Times (£)

Is Martin Luther King's ‘I have a dream’ the greatest speech in history?

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"Martin Luther King’s speech is arguably the greatest speech in history. The ideal of equality that it expresses is timeless, but connects to America’s founding values," says Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas). Read: BBC History

Personal space: how close is too close?

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Dr Giandomenico Iannetti (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) and Dr Chiara Sambo (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) have defined the boundary of personal space. Read: Telegraph More: LA Times Daily Mail UCL News Medical Daily Medical News Today Huffington Post NBC News Huffington Post Live

Follow the money: investigators trace forgotten story of Britain's slave trade

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"What we're demonstrating is the way in which the fruits of slavery were part of the ways in which modern Britain emerged as it has done," says Professor Catherine Hall (UCL History) in relation to the aims of the UCL Legacies of British Slave-ownership project. Read: Guardian

How to cook an 18th Century 'prison pie'

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An 18th Century "ideal" prison recipe created by Jeremy Bentham for the inmates of his proposed Panopticon prison has been made at a London restaurant. Watch: BBC News More: BBC R4 PM (from 22 mins)

'Starcraft' gameplay boosts mental flexibility

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Certain video games can help the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to a study led by Professor Brad Love (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences). Read: WSJ (£) More: UCL News Huffington Post CNET Psychology Today Fox Newsroom America PCR Online WBOC16 BetaBeat HNGN Maximum PC Yahoo News Value Walk Health.com TGDaily

Commitment beats will

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A new study by Molly Crockett (Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL) shows that avoiding temptation is more successful than attempting to resist it. Read: Nature

Exhibition of the week

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Dulwich Picture Gallery is exhibiting a collection of work by artists from the UCL Slade School of Art. It runs until 22 September and will show the impact of the First World War on their work. Read: Independent

Squeezed Britons try their hands at microbusinesses

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Leo Rios (UCL Biochemical Engineering) set up a shrimp farming business with two other UCL graduates and financial support from the university. Read: Guardian

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