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Media headlines

Adoption chiefs' U-turn over e-cigarettes

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on new recommendations from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering that  agencies should consider e-cigarettes as different to tobacco cigarettes. Read: Daily Mail, More: Times (£)

Published: Mar 2, 2015 10:27:03 AM

Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'

Explaining why people may perceive different colours in a photograph, Dr Beau Lotto (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) says: "the brain has evolved not to see absolutes, but to see the difference between things." Read: BBC News, More: Times (£)

Published: Feb 27, 2015 4:47:40 PM

Islamic State 'destroys ancient statues in Iraq'

Professor Eleanor Robson (UCL History) explains the significance of the statues destroyed by Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. Watch: BBC News, Read: Financial Times, The Age, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'World at One' (from 32 mins 46 secs)

Published: Feb 27, 2015 11:00:09 AM

Does the UK do enough to help its creative industries succeed?

As part of panel on entrepreneurship in Britain, Timothy Barnes (Director of UCL Advances) looks at how we can create an environment in which entrepreneurs can flourish. Read: Guardian More...

Published: Feb 27, 2015 10:37:18 AM

Security services aim to mend relationship with academics

Commenting on a newly launched research hub for security, Professor Angela Sasse (UCL Computer Science) said: “The call suggests to me that the security services have realised that this kind of working doesn’t help to build a coherent knowledge base”. Read: Research Fortnight (£) More...

Published: Feb 26, 2015 1:00:42 PM