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A secret best kept: does pay disclosure come at a price?

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) questions whether pay transparency can promote equality or foment jealousy and strife among academic staff. Read: Times Higher Education

NSA cryptography proposal rejected by allies

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Dr Steven J Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) has commented on allied nations' rejection of the US National Security Agency's proposals for new cryptography standards. Read: Sky News

Scientists back vaping as chance of quitting cigarettes rises

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has led a study that found smokers' chances of quitting successfully are higher than ever recorded, as widespread use of e-cigarettes helps people give up. Read: Times (£), More: The Sun, Guardian, BBC, BBC Radio 4 'News Briefing' (from 3 mins 35 secs), BBC 'News at One' (from 20 mins 13 secs), BBC 2 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 1 hr 33 mins), Yahoo News

Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) has commented on Manchester police's outdated computer systems and associated security vulnerabilities. Read: BBC News, Mail Online, Yahoo News

Playing sport in mid life is the key to keeping men healthy

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Daniel Aggio (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has led a study suggesting that men who play sport in middle age are up to five times more likely to keep fit and active into their late seventies. Read: Mail Online, More: Daily Express Online

New voice analysis device could cut lorry deaths

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Professor Mark Huckvale (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) is leading a project to monitor fatigue levels by looking for signs of tiredness via voice. Read: iNews

Wide faces linked to aggression and high sex drive

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Dr Carmen Lefevre (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change) comments on a new study that finds a link between men and women with disproportionately wide faces and having a stronger sex drive. Read: The Times (£), More: Mirror

One in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14, study reveals

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