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30 August 2013: Cambridge Mill Road chalk graffiti charts scientists' community data

Lisa Koeman and Vaiva Kalnikaite (UCL Department of Computer Science), are collecting "community data" and presenting it as street art. Read: BBC News More...

30 August 2013: BBC Newsnight: Syria

Dr Meg Russell (UCL Political Science) says, "over the last decade - particularly in the run up to Iraq - we've seen more pressure for parliament to have explicit decsion making power." Watch: Newsnight (from 15mins 30secs) More...

30 August 2013: Syria: legal doubt cast on British government's case for intervention

Prof Philippe Sands (UCL Faculty of Laws)  said the argument set out on Thursday by Dominic Grieve, "is premised on factual assumptions – principally that the weapons were used by the Syrian government..." Read: Guardian More: Guardian(2) More...

29 August 2013: Follow the money: investigators trace forgotten story of Britain's slave trade

Prof Catherine Hall (UCL History) says: "There was a strong sense that it was a national sin.." Read/Watch: The Guardian More...

29 August 2013: Air Ambulance ‘perk’ to help troubled A&Es recruit doctors

The “novel collaboration” has been engineered by UCL Partners, which brings together hospitals across north-east London, Essex and Hertfordshire to boost patient care. Read: Evening Standard More...

29 August 2013: We Earthlings are all Martians, apparently

Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment) said that there were simpler ways to explain how the earliest polymers formed in the presence of water. Read: The Times (£) More...

28 August 2013: Personal space: how close is too close?

Dr Giandomenico Iannetti (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) and Dr Chiara Sambo (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) have defined the boundary of personal space. Read: Telegraph More: LA Times Daily Mail UCL News Medical Daily Medical News Today Huffington Post NBC News Huffington Post Live
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28 August 2013: How to cook an 18th Century 'prison pie'

An 18th Century "ideal" prison recipe created by Jeremy Bentham for the inmates of his proposed Panopticon prison has been made at a London restaurant. Watch: BBC News More: BBC R4 PM (from 22 mins) More...

27 August 2013: 'Starcraft' gameplay boosts mental flexibility

Certain video games can help the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking, according to a study led by Professor Brad Love (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences). Read: WSJ (£) More: UCL News Huffington Post CNET Psychology Today Fox Newsroom America PCR Online WBOC16 BetaBeat HNGN Maximum PC Yahoo News Value Walk Health.com TGDaily
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23 August 2013: 'Spider style' blood vessel building

Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering) said, "Like a spider weaves its web we are able to draw out this continuous fibre of polymer and cells and weave a web." Read: BBC News More...

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