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20 November 2014: Online course opens to sharpen start-up minds

UCL has partnered with Tech City UK, Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and Founder Centric to launch the Digital Business Academy - the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills. Read: Financial Times, More: Telegraph, ITV News, UCL News More...

20 November 2014: Antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year

Dr Joanna Moncrieff (UCL Psychiatry) comments on new figures which show more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were written last year. Read: Daily Express More...

20 November 2014: The voice of scientific reason has been lost

Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on the abolishment of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission post, saying: “It is a sad fact that often the last thing politicians like is rational advice”. Read: Independent More...

20 November 2014: City’s former planning chief on why London is ‘unplannable’

Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) takes a boat trip on the Thames to point out the highs and lows of the capital’s changing skyline. Watch: Financial Times More...

20 November 2014: Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines

Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (UCL Computer Science) explains how the leak of 600GB of logs from hardware appliances used to filter internet traffic in and out of Syria offered a unique opportunity to examine the workings of a real-world internet censorship apparatus. Read: The Conversation More...

19 November 2014: Landing on a comet

Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) who developed one of the instruments on the Rosetta Orbiter says that all the data has been retrieved from its lander Philae and explains what will happen next now Philae has lost power on a comet. Listen: Naked Scientists More...

18 November 2014: New hope for extremely premature babies?

In a patient-led piece, Professor Neil Marlow (UCL Women's Health) talks about EPICure, a series of studies of survival and later health among babies and young people who were born at extremely low gestations. Watch: Channel 4 News
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18 November 2014: Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests

A study involving Dr Georgios Tsakos & Professor Richard Watt (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) found that the poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth than the richest by the time they reach their 70s. Read: BBC News, More: Mirror, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Shropshire Star, Northern Echo, Yorkshire Post
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18 November 2014: The science of altruism

A study led by Dr Molly Crockett (UCL Institute of Neurology) found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. Watch: BBC Newsnight (from 28mins), Read: Times (£), Science, San Francisco Chronicle, UCL News
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18 November 2014: Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

A study led by Dr Cath Mercer (UCL Infection & Population Health) found that 11% of men in Britain report ever paying for sex and 3.6% report paying for sex in the past five years. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Times (£), Daily Mail, Mirror, Independent, Huffington Post, ITV News, Metro UK, Herald Scotland, Sky News Australia, UCL News
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