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George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register

The Orwell Papers, housed at UCL Special Collections have been inscribed to the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. The register is the archival equivalent of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Read: Guardian, More: Yahoo, UCL News More...

Published: Sep 19, 2018 4:58:04 PM

Why do we love bees and hate wasps?

Entomologist Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) led a new study looking at attitudes to bees and wasps, and argues that wasps are nature’s pest controllers and we should embrace them. Read: Daily Telegraph (£), More: Times (£), Daily Mail, Sun, BBC News, Metro, Daily Mail (2)Huffington Post, Newsweek, UCL NewsListen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 53 mins), BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Anna Foster’ (from 3 min, 50 secs), BBC World Service ‘World Update’ (from 48 mins, 20 secs), BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Morning Reports’ (from 6 mins, 20 secs), More...

Published: Sep 19, 2018 4:56:54 PM

Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

A new device could help doctors assess brain damage in newborns earlier and thereby tailor treatment, says Dr Gemma Bale (UCL Engineering), explaining that the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures reflected light 'to work out whether brain cells are healthy or damaged.' Read: BBC News More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 4:17:21 PM

Is this proof the drink drive limit must be lowered?

Emeritus Professor Richard Allsop (UCL Transport Studies) is now calling for the drink-drive alcohol limit to be lowered by a third, in line with Scotland and most of Europe. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 12:57:02 PM

Humans are inherently forgiving, study suggests

Humans are inherently forgiving, which could explain why people stay in bad relationships and jobs, finds a study involving Dr Christoph Mathys and Dr Robb Rutledge (both UCL Institute of Neurology), and colleagues from Oxford and Yale. Read: Daily Telegraph (£), More: Daily Mail, Guardian More...

Published: Sep 18, 2018 12:46:10 PM