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The joy of average

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Professor Tomas Chamorro Premuzic (UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences) joins the discussion about the unexpected advantages of average. Listen: BBC Radio 4, 'The Digital Human' (from 8 mins 55 secs)

Can there be a carbon-free future for the Middle East?

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) discusses the implications for the Middle East of the UN's recent deafening climate warning. Watch: Al-Jazeera, 'Counting the Cost' (from 4 mins 40 secs)

What next for Brexit? UCL Professor outlines the options

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Professor Meg Russell of the Constitution Unit (UCL Political Science), co-author of the report ‘The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit’, discusses the way forward for Brexit. Watch: BBC News 'The Week in Parliament' (from 9 mins, 50 secs)

Health innovation system needs drastic overhaul 

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NHS patients are being let down by a drug industry that ignores the most urgent health problems to prioritise profits to shareholders, a study led by Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose) has found. Read: The Times (£)

Murderers could be tracked down using ancestry websites

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Honorary Professor David Curtis (UCL Genetics Institute) comments on a new DNA tracking technique using public ancestry databases, already in use in the USA. Read: Telegraph (£)

New Smithsonian Air and Space director is honorary UCL professor

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Dr Ellen Stofan (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses her life, the need for diversity in science role models and her plans for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Read: Guardian

Political factors will determine whether second Brexit referendum happens, says report author

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In a letter to The Times, Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) says the main factors determining whether a second Brexit referendum happens 'will be political, not legal.' Read: The Times (£) 

Youngest in class labelled hyperactive

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Thousands of children are being given a mistaken diagnosis of ADHD because they are the youngest in their class, according to a new global study co-authored by Dr Joanna Moncrieff (UCL Division of Psychiatry). Read: The Times (£), More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post

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