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Football on the brain

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Research led by Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) aims to discover what sets elite athletes apart in psychology and behaviour from the rest of us. Read: New Scientist (£)

Tax new diesel cars up to £5,000 to cut pollution, says report

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A report by researchers from the UCL Institute of Sustainable Resources has suggested that the purchase of highly polluting diesel cars in the UK should be discouraged with a tax of up to £5,000 to help tackle the public health emergency of air pollution. Read: Guardian

Meet Robert, the alien hunting AI

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A team led by Dr Ingo Waldmann (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has developed a deep belief neural network, called RobERt, which is trained to search exoplanets for signs of life. Read: Daily Mail

Can Brexit be averted?

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Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit) explains the scenarios in which the UK may not leave the EU. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The World Tonight’ (from 34 mins 30 secs)

The next wearable technology could be your skin

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PhD candidate Luca Santarelli (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains how flexible organic electronics could one day make artificial skin displays a reality. Read: The Conversation

UCL expert comment on EU referendum

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Round-up of recent comment from UCL experts relating to the EU referendum result.

Can Brexit be averted?

How mammals took over the world

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A study by Dr Thomas Halliday, Professor Anjali Goswami (both UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Professor Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences) has found that our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years. Read: Daily Mail, More: i, UCL News

Dating Extinction

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At the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology, Professor Anjali Goswami (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains how we can say when a species went extinct even though there are so many gaps in the fossil record. Listen: BBC World Service ‘The Science Hour’ (from 30 mins 4 secs)

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