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21 July 2016: What hunter-gatherers can tell us about human social networks

Hunter-gatherers have a three-tiered social network to increase the chance the whole community has enough to eat, according to new UCL research which looked at two contemporary hunter-gatherer groups. More...

21 July 2016: Dark matter particle remains elusive

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers. More...

19 July 2016: New £63m Africa Health Research Institute announced

A new interdisciplinary research institute in South Africa to fight tuberculosis (TB), HIV and related diseases has today been announced, following a merger between two leading research institutions, with UCL as a key academic partner. More...

19 July 2016: UCL researchers honoured by The Royal Society

The outstanding achievements of three UCL researchers have been recognised by The Royal Society, the UK’s national Academy of science, in this year’s Awards and Prizes announcement. More...

15 July 2016: UCL researchers elected to British Academy

Four academics from UCL have recently been elected as Fellows of the British Academy, in recognition of their outstanding research. More...

14 July 2016: Biodiversity falls below ‘safe levels’ globally

Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research. More...

14 July 2016: A federal origin of Stone Age farming

The transition from hunter-gatherer to sedentary farming 10,000 years ago occurred in multiple neighbouring but genetically distinct populations according to research by an international team including UCL. More...

14 July 2016: UCL Council – responsible investment policy

At its meeting of 12th July, UCL Council considered a number of options for the future development of the university’s investment policy. More...

13 July 2016: Camp stability predicts patterns of hunter–gatherer cooperation

Food-sharing is more prevalent in stable hunter-gatherer camps, shows new UCL research that sheds light on the evolutionary roots of human cooperation. More...

7 July 2016: Family upbringing has no impact on people’s food preferences

The effects of family upbringing on people’s food preferences disappear as they start to make their own meal choices, to the point where they have no detectable impact by late adolescence, according to research carried out among a large group of older teenage twins by UCL and King’s College London. More...

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