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Archive of Media headlines

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Points of order on high-speed rail

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Professor John Tomaney (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) told the Parliamentary Committee on High Speed Rail 2: “the probability is that when we look at the benefits that accrue from HS2 – the net benefits – the majority will flow to London and the South rather than to northern cities, if past examples are anything to go by.” Read: Scotsman More: Bartlett website

The secret to long life? I'm working on it

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Professor Dame Linda Partridge (UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing) provides an insight into the life of an award-winning geneticist. Read: Times (£)

Advisers on e-cigarettes ‘failed to declare their interests’ in Big Pharma’s products

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Martin Jarvis, a Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology, University College London, and vice-chairman of the board of trustees of the anti-smoking charity Action on Smoking and Health, is a paid consultant to Pfizer. He has advised on an ingredient of Pfizer’s drug Chantix, treating nicotine addiction. Read: The Times (£)

Chest Heart and Stroke bids to tackle child obesity

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A leading charity is expanding its health programme in schools after research from UCL showed that NI children were among the least active in the UK. Read: BBC News

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

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Getting citizens involved in the process of improving cities is crucial, thinks Andrew Hudson-Smith, director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. Read: BBC News

Why having an older brother (or sister) can lower your IQ

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A study of 14,000 families by University College London (UCL) in 2007 showed that only children were the tallest, followed by first-borns, and that the more older brothers and sisters you have, the shorter you are likely to be. Read: Daily Mail

'Spider style' blood vessel building

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Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering) said, "Like a spider weaves its web we are able to draw out this continuous fibre of polymer and cells and weave a web." Read: BBC News

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) describes one of the tools of his trade - a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer - MNR. Listen: Inside Science: BBC Radio 4 (from 24mins)

The gallery which lives on in time and space

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The Science Museum is transforming its largest exhibition space into a new gallery dedicated to the information technology revolution. Read & Watch: BBC News

Metaphorically literal

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Professor John Sutherland (UCL English) said, "George Orwell was right: if you want to destroy democracy, impoverish the language."  BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight (from 40m 27s)

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