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31 July 2013: Archaeology: The milk revolution

This two-step milk revolution may have been a prime factor in allowing bands of farmers and herders from the south to sweep through Europe and displace the hunter-gatherer cultures that had lived there for millennia. “They spread really rapidly into northern Europe from an archaeological point of view,” says Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) Read: Nature  More...

30 July 2013: We’ve stayed together for the sake of the children – for 100,000 years

Dr Christopher Opie (UCL Anthropology) suggested, "What we have now is an evolutionary pathway for the emergence of monogamy". Read: Guardian More: UCLNews Independent Reuters NYTimes Times(£) Mail LATimes MedicalDaily NYPost Fox Wired FT (£) Watch: BBCWorldNews (Youtube) More...

26 July 2013: UCL’s Summer Challenge programme supports talented London students

Alison Home, outreach officer at UCL, said: "We are trying to address that gap where pupils at private school have done work experience and interesting things." Read: London Standard More...

24 July 2013: Coal Comfort?

Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, questions the future of coal mining in the UK. Listen: BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 (from 33mins) More...

22 July 2013: Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

Professor Robin Ali (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), says: "Now that we have proved the proof-of-concept, the road is clear to the first set of clinical trials just to see whether it'll work." Read: Guardian More: UCL News Independent Daily Mail BBC News New Scientist Business Standard More...

22 July 2013: The Royal Male? It's the Best Bet for Delivery

Dr William James (UCL Biosciences) and Prof Robert Hazell (UCL Political Science) offer their views on the sex of the Royal baby and the state of the constitution, respectively. Read:WSJ More: FT Guardian Telegraph More...

22 July 2013: Deforestation in Africa's Congo Basin rainforest slows

Deforestation in Central Africa's Congo Basin has fallen by almost a third since 2000. Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) argues the rainforest is still under threat. Read: BBC News Listen: BBC Radio 4 More...

20 July 2013: Smoking prevalence among England's adults set to drop below 20%

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health), who co-heads the Smoking Toolkit Study, said: "2013 is going to be... the first year for a hundred years where we're solidly below 20% smoking prevalence in England." Read:Guardian More: Daily Star, Daily Mail, Daily Echo, Telegraph More...

19 July 2013: Prince Andrew backs computer ‘code clubs’ in primary schools

At the launch of the scheme in Camden City Learning Centre in Somers Town last Wednesday, The Duke of York Prince Andrew said: "Kids aren't just playing games on them anymore, they are learning how to code and make it do things for them." Read: Camden New Journal More...

18 July 2013: Antibody jab could beat major diseases

Professor John Greenwood's (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) research has pinpointed a protein responsible for the growth of "bad" blood vessels in the body. Read: Daily Express More: Science Daily NewsMedical UCL News More...

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