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20 April 2015: Spotlight on cancer research

Professor Nicholas Luscombe (UCL Genetics Institute) says computer scientists working in genomics need at least a basic understanding of biology. Read: Nature More...

20 April 2015: Lib Dems take a more liberal approach to immigration

Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) runs a manifesto check on the Liberal Democrats' immigration policy. Read: The Conversation, More: The Conversation (2)
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20 April 2015: Increase in rickets linked to overuse of sunscreen

Professor Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute of Child Health) says the overuse of sunblock could be a contributing factor to the increasing cases of rickets and vitamin D deficiency across the UK. Read: Scotsman, More: Telegraph, Nottingham Post More...

20 April 2015: Lib Dems lack vision on early years and primary education

Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education) runs a manifesto check on the Liberal Democrats’ education policy. Read: The Conversation More...

20 April 2015: Girls face 'sharp rise in emotional problems'

New research led by Dr Elian Fink (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences), in conjunction with the Anna Freud Centre, has found that emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014. Read: BBC News, More: Times (£), Telegraph, Daily Mail, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 5 '5 live Breakfast' (from 39 mins 9 secs), More: BBC Radio 5 'Morning Reports' (from 4 mins 23 secs), BBC Radio 4 'News Briefing' (from 3 mins 27 secs), BBC London 94.9 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 35 mins), BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour' (from 1 min 5 secs), Watch: BBC News
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20 April 2015: Could you track down your doppelganger?

Dr Garrett Hellenthal (UCL Genetics Institute) doubts it is possible to calculate the probability of finding your doppelganger. Read: Telegraph More...

20 April 2015: Coalition and minority governments are not so unusual in UK elections

Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) says Britain has had 20 governments in the 20th century, five of which were coalitions and five minority governments. Read: Guardian More...

17 April 2015: Gene study may explain why some remain quick thinkers

Dr Jonathan Roiser (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) comments on a study which has suggested that genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life. Read: BBC News More...

17 April 2015: Stone Age man was a cannibal

A new study by Simon Parfitt (UCL Archaeology) and the Natural History Museum has found evidence of cannibalism on prehistoric human bones from Gough's Cave in Somerset. Read: Daily Mail, More: Independent
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17 April 2015: How men compete when donating cash to attractive women

New research co-authored by Dr Nichola Raihani (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and the University of Bristol has found that men give more money through fundraising websites after seeing that other men have donated large amounts and when the fundraiser is an attractive woman. Read: Guardian, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Times (£), Guardian (2), Huffington Post, The Conversation, Belfast Telegraph, TIME, LA Times, Washington Post, The Australian (£), New Zealand Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio 5 live '5 live Science' (from 27 mins 23 secs)
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