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30 April 2012: Austerity measures will lead to rise in unemployment and suicides, says Marmot

European austerity programmes are a “ghastly experiment” that will lead to more citizens’ deaths, says Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health). Read: BMJ More...

27 April 2012: UK industry to build Solar Orbiter satellite

"Solar Orbiter's mission will tell us how the Sun creates the heliosphere, which you can think of as its atmosphere," says Dr Lucie Green (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: BBC News More...

26 April 2012: Prospect of 'autism drug' raised after early tests

“Despite hopeful signs for a future drug treatment of at least some autistic behaviours, it would be sad if too much pressure was now put on researchers to rush into applications," says Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News More...

26 April 2012: 'Boat' could explore the oceans of Saturn's moon Titan

"We're already talking to China and India in terms of future exploration," says Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics). Read: Guardian More...

25 April 2012: Elderly 'will almost pay for NHS by 2030'

Elderly people's net economic contribution to Britain will almost equal the amount spent on the NHS within 20 years, according to a report from the UCL School of Pharmacy. Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail UCL press release More...

24 April 2012: Cryosat mission's new views of polar ice

"We can now say with good confidence that Cryosat's maps of ice thickness are correct to within 10-20cm," says Dr Seymour Laxon (UCL Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling). Read: BBC News More: Planet Earth More...

24 April 2012: Lecturers, are you talking to 'room meat'?

Professor Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy) argues for a truce in which people only go to lectures if they expect to benefit, rather than just showing up for the sake of it. Read: Guardian More...

24 April 2012: Speech lab: Unlocking the secrets of the human voice

Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) talks about a new collaboration with poet-in-residence James Wilkes, and how her team are investigating the science behind speech. Read: BBC News More: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 1hr 16mins) More...

23 April 2012: Flap around London with the Pigeon Simulator

George Mackerron (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has developed a simulator that lets users fly around London in Google Earth by mimicking the motions of a pigeon. Read: New Scientist More: Independent More...

23 April 2012: In France, the Fringe Emerges as a Force

“In France, the presidential race is ultimately a classic contest between the left and the right,” says Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL French). Read: New York Times More: Reuters BBC R4 The Westminster Hour More...

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