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Origins of the human spine revealed

A study co-authored by Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has discovered that the world's oldest known child who lived 3.3 million years ago had a human-like spine, showing it evolved much earlier than previously believed. Read: Mail Online More...

Published: May 23, 2017 2:53:41 PM

The great expedition

Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics) writes about how a Danish-German survey, which sought to unearth the roots of the Hebrew Bible in Arabia, became the first to comprehend a new Islamic ideology which now threatens the West. Read: History Today More...

Published: May 23, 2017 2:39:25 PM

Microbes might thrive after crash-landing on board a meteorite

A study led by Professor Paul McMillan and Dr Rachael Hazael (UCL Chemistry and UCL Earth Sciences) has found that bacteria on an incoming meteorite may be able to survive the violent shockwave created when crash-landing on a planet by changing their cell walls. Read: New Scientist More...

Published: May 23, 2017 10:29:51 AM

How to stop period pain

Dr Brian King (UCL Biosciences) comments on how hot water bottles can relieve pain. Read: Huffington Post More...

Published: May 22, 2017 6:09:28 PM

Africa’s rainforests are different. Why it matters that they’re protected

Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) and co-authors write about their research into the biodiversity and carbon storage capacity of African rainforests, and why both factors need to be taken into account when planning conservation strategies. Read: The Conversation More...

Published: May 22, 2017 6:05:19 PM