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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, Belfast Telegraph, TIME, LA Times, Washington Post, The Australian (£), New Zealand Herald, Sydney Morning Herald, UCL News More...

16 April 2015: Labour’s immigration policies are led by public opinion, not evidence

Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) runs a manifesto check on Labour’s immigration policy. Read: The Conversation More...

16 April 2015: UCL has many research projects in UAE

Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) has visited Dubai to follow up on UCL’s research projects in the UAE, meet with alumni and look into new areas of activity. Read: Gulf News More...

16 April 2015: We need to find the cure for Alzheimer's says Chris Roycroft-Davis

Professor Nick Fox (UCL Neurodegenerative Diseases) says: “When it occurs at a relatively young age, Alzheimer’s is a particularly cruel affliction because it attacks people who are otherwise healthy, in employment and may have young children”. Read: Daily Express
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15 April 2015: Can tech ease UK road congestion?

Professor Benjamin Heydecker (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) explains why graduates need to be familiar with understanding data sources to help fix the skills gap in data science. Watch: Financial Times (from 5 mins) More...

15 April 2015: Europe to pull trigger on Google antitrust charges

Commenting on Europe’s anti-trust regulator decision to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, Professor Ioannis Lianos (UCL Laws) said: ‘Such a move would be “very bad news” for Google’. Read: Wall Street Journal (£), Wall Street Journal (£) (2), The Australian (£)
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15 April 2015: Rosetta's Philae probe could be awake within weeks

Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) says: “The problem with solar system formation has always been what gets it going in the first place”. Read: Guardian More...

14 April 2015: Western schools envious of East Asian scores on global exam

Dr John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) says "everyone has a different reason" why East Asian countries perform so well in the mathematics, science and reading literacy tests, but "we don't really know the answer”. Read: South China Morning Post More...

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