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30 March 2013: Give yourself the X factor by creating a test for talent

Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) ask whether psychometric testing is a modern version of reading tea leaves or an indispensable tool in training, selection and marketing? Read: Sunday Times (£)
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29 March 2013: Mixed Results On Computer-based Support For Diabetes

Dr Kingshuk Pal (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) said, "Our review shows that although popular, computer-based diabetes self-management interventions currently have limited evidence supporting their use. There are also few studies looking at cost-effectiveness or long-term impact on patient health." Read: Nature World News More: Newsmax Health Medical News Today
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29 March 2013: How to break up with someone

Dr Petra Boynton (UCL Medical School) offers some clear advice how to break up with someone when it's just no longer working. Read: Telegraph More: Irish Independent
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29 March 2013: You Are Feeling Very ... Uncertain

“There are of course some dramatic liberties taken, but the basic facts of hypnosis are correct." said Professor David Oakley (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) and a consultant on Danny Boyle's latest film 'Trance.' Read: New York Times
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28 March 2013: Social network? We'd rather take the bus, say teens

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London have found group outings are essential for fostering friendships. Read: Evening Standard More: The Atlantic
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28 March 2013: Dangerous ideas in science

"Climate science ... is not something that you can listen to and walk away with your life materially unchanged," said Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Material World (from 10 mins)
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28 March 2013: Organisation trumps size in primate brain evolution

Dr Jeroen Smaers (UCL Anthropology and UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment), lead author of the study said: "The brain is central to how animals adapt and modify their behaviour in a changing environment. "What we've found is that in relation to the brain, species differences are mainly explained by how the brain is organized and wired internally, not how large the brain is. This suggests that brain reorganization, not size, may have been the principal force driving brain evolution." Read: UCL News More: Phys.Org Huffington Post NBC Science
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27 March 2013: Guide to help parents to spot 'problem behaviour'

"Some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age," said Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology). Read: BBC News Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire (from 47 mins) Watch: ITV News More: Telegraph Guardian Gulf Times Times (£) Express ITV
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27 March 2013: Childhood obesity linked to genes

"These findings are important because they confirm that in children genes play a very important role in determining body weight," said Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Telegraph More: UCL News CBS Atlanta News Medical Times of Malta
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26 March 2013: The case for Cypriot national equity

Cyprus should stop attempting to resolve 21st century problems with 20th century solutions, says Chris Cook (UCL Institute for Security & Resilience Studies). Read: FT
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