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Supermarket wars

In a Channel 4 documentary on supermarkets, Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) talks about the changing supermarket shopping habits of consumers. Watch: Channel 4 ‘Dispatches: Supermarket Wars’ (from 11 mins 15 secs)

Sitting down less can cut diabetes risk

New research by Dr Joshua Bell (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that sitting down too much during leisure time increases your risk of diabetes even if you work out regularly. Read: Daily Mail, More: Scotsman

Scientists identify the 'pessimistic' part of the brain

Research led by a team from UCL has pinpointed the area that triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Times (£), ITV, Huffington Post, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Bristol 'Breakfast' (from 48 mins 30 secs)

The (atrocious) luck of the dinosaurs

Research conducted by a team of international academics, including Dr Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences), has found that dinosaurs may have survived if the asteroid that killed them had struck slightly earlier or later. Read: Forbes

Capacity Mechanism

Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the government’s Capacity Mechanism and says that the likelihood of power cuts occurring is very small. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (from 38 mins 16 secs)

Great Brain Experiment

Conversion therapy

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