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Media headlines

Excellence v equity

Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) says that “the tendency to growth of participation in higher education appears to have no natural limit” once a country’s GDP per person rises above $3,000. Read: The Economist More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:29:04 PM

Natural disaster amnesia: Threats we choose to forget

Two centuries ago the biggest volcanic eruption in history unleashed mayhem across the world. Are we prepared for an inevitable repeat, asks Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: New Scientist More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:12:42 PM

Only pub sceptics will insist this isn't Richard III

Explaining the statistical analysis of Richard III’s remains, Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says: “There is a 0.0003 per cent chance that it's not him – and wars have been started over less". Read: New Scientist More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 4:03:14 PM

Plane crash

Dr James Thompson (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains why relatives and friends of the GermanWings plane crash victims may want to visit the site of the crash. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 39 mins 30 secs) More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 3:46:07 PM

Dark matter 'ghosts' through galactic smash-ups

Dr Tom Kitching (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) explains new research which has tracked the movement of the three main components of galaxies: stars, clouds of gas, and dark matter. Read: BBC News More...

Published: Mar 27, 2015 3:19:26 PM