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NotPetya: virus behind global attack ‘masquerades’ as ransomware but could be more dangerous

It is too early to say who is to blame for the latest global ransomware cyber-attack explains Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science). Read: New Statesman More...

Published: Jun 28, 2017 5:15:41 PM

Decaf coffee chemical could delay recovery of ozone layer

Dr David Rowley (UCL Chemistry) says that a gas used in many industrial processes as well as decaffeination has a much wider range of uses than CFCs and would therefore be much harder to restrict than the CFCs. Read: The Times (£) More...

Published: Jun 28, 2017 3:49:21 PM

Sharpest rise in UK population for 70 years

Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics) discusses the increase in the size of the UK population, and the possible impact of Brexit on figures going forward. Watch: Sky News (from 1 mins, 36 secs) More...

Published: Jun 27, 2017 12:45:07 PM

We're all related to royalty (if you go back far enough)

Dr Adam Rutherford (a UCL honorary research fellow) and a UCL team say that most Europeans have a direct lineage to a monarch who ruled between years 768 and 814. Read: Daily Mail, More: Metro More...

Published: Jun 27, 2017 12:19:59 PM

Sexual equality in medical research long overdue

A new study by Professor Judith Mank (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) suggests biomedical studies may be short-changing women by ignoring differences between male and female animals in experiments. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News

Published: Jun 27, 2017 12:01:58 PM