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31 March 2015: Concern raised over payment for fast-track peer review
Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) has announced that he has resigned from the editorial advisory panel for the journal Scientific Reports following concerns over a pilot project that allows researchers to pay for faster peer review. Read: Nature, More: Science
31 March 2015: Teenagers and e-cigarettes
Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains that most teenagers who have tried e-cigarettes do not tend to become regular users or smoke actual cigarettes. Listen: BBC Radio Stoke ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour 28 mins)
31 March 2015: The end of poverty?
Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) discusses which policies could help reduce poverty and potentially end it within a generation. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 9 mins 50 secs)
30 March 2015: Baby pain can have later-life effects
Speaking at the NZ Pain Society conference, Dr Suellen Walker (UCL Institute of Child Health) said that the old belief that babies experienced pain less than adults has been disproved. Read: New Zealand Herald
30 March 2015: Online debate erupts to ask: is science broken?
A talk at UCL called ‘Is science broken? If so, how can we fix it?’ has sparked an online debate on how to improve the practice of science. Read: Nature
30 March 2015: Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?
30 March 2015: Parents rarely spot child obesity
30 March 2015: Banks undermine chip and PIN security because they see profits rise faster than fraud
27 March 2015: Excellence v equity
27 March 2015: Natural disaster amnesia: Threats we choose to forget
27 March 2015: Only pub sceptics will insist this isn't Richard III
27 March 2015: Plane crash
27 March 2015: Dark matter 'ghosts' through galactic smash-ups
27 March 2015: Crossing your fingers might reduce pain
26 March 2015: Research network aims to bring East Asia closer to UK
26 March 2015: Remembering an Overlooked Treaty
26 March 2015: The Curies
26 March 2015: Iron and Manganese
26 March 2015: LHC restart: Short circuit slows preparations
26 March 2015: Modern war, ancient casualties
26 March 2015: America is a melting pot
26 March 2015: Antibiotic pills 'can hurt unborn baby'