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7 October 2015: London's Underground languages
Oliver O'Brien (UCL Geography) explains why French speakers are more evenly distributed across London compared to other languages. Read: BBC News
7 October 2015: Academic research cuts through Theresa May’s immigration claims
A 2014 study by Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) found that recent immigrants from both the European Economic Area and the rest of the world have added, respectively, £20bn and £5bn to the public finances between 2001 and 2011. Read: Financial Times, More: The Economist, Watch: BBC News
7 October 2015: Fact Check: is there zero economic benefit from high immigration?
Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) examines the accuracy of Theresa May’s claims about immigration and the economy. Read: The Conversation
6 October 2015: Kajita and McDonald win Nobel physics prize for work on neutrinos
Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics, saying “The discovery opened up a whole field of neutrino physics which is still producing amazing science”. Read: Guardian
6 October 2015: Confusing government policy biggest threat to UK clean energy
Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) says: “I can see no reason to go back [to centralised government control of energy] but I do think we have outgrown the idea that competition alone solves every problem in energy”. Read: Guardian
6 October 2015: Romance and romanticism
6 October 2015: The end of the people's car
6 October 2015: How we banished the pain of IBS for good
5 October 2015: The innovators: digital nomads make office sharing a reality
5 October 2015: Is there life on Mars?
5 October 2015: Do you tweet like you're rich?
5 October 2015: Supermarkets donate plastic bag proceeds to dementia fund
5 October 2015: Scientists compete to find the best way to remember
5 October 2015: Big data experts try to unlock secrets of consumer behaviour
2 October 2015: It’s getting hotter
2 October 2015: 8 cities that show you what the future will look like
2 October 2015: Earthquake artificial intelligence knows where damage is worst
1 October 2015: Humanities researchers press AHRC for support
1 October 2015: World University Rankings 2015-2016: results announced
1 October 2015: Migration crisis