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Pioneering pupils celebrate UCL Academy’s first A level results

A level grades at the UCL Academy have exceeded the national average with 80 per cent of students achieving A* to C grades, in comparison with the national average of 76.5 per cent. Read: Ham & High

Tuberculosis is newer than thought

Dr Helen Donoghue (UCL Division of Infection & Immunity) explains that it is highly unlikely that tuberculosis could have emerged less than 6,000 years ago as there is earlier fossil evidence of the disease. Read: New York Times

Fry’s English delight: reading aloud

Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) joins Stephen Fry to discuss the history and practice of reading aloud. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Fry’s English Delight: Reading Aloud’

US hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed flaw'

Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) discusses the plausibility of hackers using the Heartbleed bug to steal personal data from Community Health Systems - the US's second largest profit-making hospital chain. Read: BBC News

Ditch the car and lose half a stone

Research conducted by UCL and the London School of Tropical Hygiene has found that people who take the bus, cycle or walk to work are more likely to have a lower BMI and body fat percentage than those who drive. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Shropshire Star, BMJ

The Queen's own pirates

New Doctor Who reviewed

Creating a lasting peace

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