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Big search finds Vermeer’s 'Little Street'

Professor Philip Steadman (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) believes that Vermeer’s Het Straatje was painted from an inn on the Market Square in Delft, rather than the recently suggested Vlamingstraat. Read: Telegraph

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UK Government's energy policy 'reset' is damaging

Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) says cuts to renewables and a new programme to build more gas-fired power stations is damaging for investors and means the UK is unlikely to meet its carbon reduction targets. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hour 18 mins), Read: BBC News, The Telegraph, The FT (£), Times (£), New Scientist, Listen: BBC Radio 2 'Simon Mayo' (from 26 mins 13 secs)

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Obesity epidemic linked to chubby chimp gene

A study co-authored by Professor Peter Andrews (UCL Anthropology) suggests a genetic mutation in prehistoric apes that let them convert fruit sugar into fat may be a key cause of the modern epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Read: Times (£)

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