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Why a bit of discomfort is good for you

Dr Fiona Johnson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the link between obesity and room temperature. Read: Daily Mail

Psychologists seek roots of terror

A team led by Dr Noemie Bouhana (UCL Security & Crime Science) hopes to develop a computer model of the processes underlying radicalization and subsequent terrorist attacks. Read: Nature

Genome hunter: Rare diseases make people want to help

Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses the 100,000 Genomes Project. Read: New Scientist

Spoon me: how cutlery design can blow your tastebuds away

Zoe Laughlin (UCL Institute of Making) discusses the science of spoons and how different metals can alter how food tastes. Read: Guardian

'Stiff upper lip' means patients ignore signs of cancer

A study led by Dr Katrina Whitaker (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that people may dismiss red-flag cancer warning symptoms as trivial because they worry about wasting a doctor’s time. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, BBC News, Yorkshire Post, Huffington Post, Listen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Morning Call' (from 37 mins 34 secs)

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