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UCL academic announced as finalist in FT and McKinsey Business Book award

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) has been announced as a finalist for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2018. Read: FT (£), More: Guardian, FT (2), FT (3),Listen: Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Podcast, Watch: Bloomberg Surveillance, Bloomberg Surveillance (2) More...

Published: Sep 24, 2018 3:57:14 PM

What’s the point of laughter?

Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) analyses the science behind laughter, how our bodies produce laughter and whether we are the only animals capable of laughing. Listen: BBC World Science ‘CrowdScience’ (from 1 min, 25 secs) More...

Published: Sep 24, 2018 3:55:50 PM

UCL ranked eighth best university in Britain

A report co-authored by Samantha Parsons (UCL Institute of Education) studied children’s career aspirations and how some ethnic groups are aiming for jobs that attract higher wages than others. Read: BBC News More...

Published: Sep 24, 2018 3:53:40 PM

Blood, spit and swabs: can you trust home medical-testing kits?

Professor Hugh Montgomery (UCL Medicine) discusses the limitations of genetics-testing companies, arguing that the science isn’t currently sophisticated enough for us to base either training or nutrition on genetics. Read: Guardian More...

Published: Sep 24, 2018 3:48:20 PM

FT podcast of the week

A podcast by Professor Clare Elwell (UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering) has been named FT podcast of the week. Read: FT, Listen: Acast More...

Published: Sep 24, 2018 3:47:32 PM