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LGBT London: what venue closures mean for the capital's future

An article about the closure of LGBTQI nightlife spaces in London includes quotes from a report on the issue by the UCL Urban Laboratory. Read: The Guardian More...

Published: Apr 21, 2017 5:35:39 PM

Weird science pushes back the boundaries

Professor Andrew Fisher and Professor Jonathan Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comment on the development of a fluid with negative mass that works counter to Newton's second law of motion as it moves slower when pushed. Read: The Times (£) More...

Published: Apr 21, 2017 5:01:16 PM

The four factors that decide how we feel about income inequality

Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) writes about the complexities of income inequality, and when it seems most unjust. Read: The Conversation More...

Published: Apr 21, 2017 4:57:02 PM

Education Sec wants grammar schools for 'ordinary families'

Dr Alice Sullivan (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the government’s grammar schools plan, stating they are “by definition selective” and will “never be the solution for average or below average kids”. She argues the government should instead focus on getting good graduates into teaching and making sure it’s a successful profession. Watch: BBC News More...

Published: Apr 21, 2017 4:46:33 PM

Brain's 'hand area' used by other body parts in people born with one hand

A study co-led by Dr Tamar Makin (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) found that the area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand. Read: The Independent, More: The Times (£), Daily Mail, UCL News More...

Published: Apr 21, 2017 2:54:38 PM