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Hollande’s presidency has been a disaster since day one

Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) explains how the sudden dissolution of French president François Hollande’s government suggests he is edging closer to the political abyss. Read: The Conversation

What lit up the universe?

A new study by Dr Andrew Pontzen and Dr Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics & Astronomy) shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. Read: Daily Mail

Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic

Professor Graham Rook (UCL Research Department of Infection) explains the importance of bacteria to our health. Read: BBC News

Sexual exploitation of boys 'overlooked'

Research led by Dr Ella Cockbain (UCL Security and Crime Science) has revealed that the sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought, with male victims accounting for a third of those supported by Barnardo’s. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph

Ban e-cigarettes in restaurants and workplaces, says World Health Organisation

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a new report by the World Health Organisation on e-cigarettes, arguing that evidence does not support the WHO’s claims that e-cigarettes pose a significant risk to bystanders. Read: Independent, More: Times (£)

Icelandic volcano

Aging may be linked to diet

The Queen's own pirates

New Doctor Who reviewed

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