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29 August 2014: Volatile emotions are driving the world economy

A team led by Dr David Tuckett (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) is looking into the psychological moods of market participants to decipher what drives economic activities. Read: Al Jazeera More...

29 August 2014: Crisis counsellors

Professor David Alexander (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) says that the Eyjafjallajökull eruption has improved some aspects of disaster response in Iceland. Read: Nature More...

29 August 2014: Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and explode

The detection of a supernova by UCL students in January has paved the way for astronomers to discover that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas. Read: BBC News
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28 August 2014: Russell Group rated best at cat-herding

Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains how management in universities differs from other organisations. Read: THE More...

28 August 2014: London debates the virtues of high and low

Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says that many high-rise building projects are aimed at foreign buyers who often buy to invest and not to live in. Read: New York Times More...

27 August 2014: Hollande’s presidency has been a disaster since day one

Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL SELCS) explains how the sudden dissolution of French president François Hollande’s government suggests he is edging closer to the political abyss. Read: The Conversation More...

27 August 2014: What lit up the universe?

A new study by Dr Andrew Pontzen and Dr Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics & Astronomy) shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. Read: Daily Mail, The Hindu, More: UCL News, Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action', The Naked Scientists
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27 August 2014: Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic

Professor Graham Rook (UCL Research Department of Infection) explains the importance of bacteria to our health. Read: BBC News More...

27 August 2014: Sexual exploitation of boys 'overlooked'

Research led by Dr Ella Cockbain (UCL Security and Crime Science) has revealed that the sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought, with male victims accounting for a third of those supported by Barnardo’s. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian, UCL News, Watch: Sky News,
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26 August 2014: Ban e-cigarettes in restaurants and workplaces, says World Health Organisation

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a new report by the World Health Organisation on e-cigarettes, arguing that evidence does not support the WHO’s claims that e-cigarettes pose a significant risk to bystanders. Read: Independent, More: Times (£)
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