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27 February 2015: Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'
Explaining why people may perceive different colours in a photograph, Dr Beau Lotto (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) says: "the brain has evolved not to see absolutes, but to see the difference between things." Read: BBC News
27 February 2015: Islamic State 'destroys ancient statues in Iraq'
Professor Eleanor Robson (UCL History) explains the significance of the statues
destroyed by Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. Watch: BBC News, Read: Financial Times, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'World at One' (from 32 mins 46 secs)
27 February 2015: Does the UK do enough to help its creative industries succeed?
As part of panel on entrepreneurship in Britain, Timothy Barnes (Director of UCL Advances) looks at how we can create an environment in which entrepreneurs can flourish. Read: Guardian
26 February 2015: Security services aim to mend relationship with academics
Commenting on a newly launched research hub for security, Professor Angela Sasse (UCL Computer Science) said: “The call suggests to me that the security services have realised that this kind of working doesn’t help to build a coherent knowledge base”. Read: Research Fortnight (£)
26 February 2015: Out of the loop: why lay views of science are heard but not obeyed
Melanie Smallman (UCL Science & Technology Studies) says: “Public dialogue has become an integral part of the policymaking process, but those in power still pay more heed to the technocrats”. Read: Research Fortnight (£)
26 February 2015: Kew Gardens unveils science strategy
26 February 2015: Britain's brightest leaving in brain drain
25 February 2015: Elements: Chromium
25 February 2015: Daily pill Truvada cuts spread of HIV by 86%
24 February 2015: You can’t catch a cold from kissing but don’t hold hands
24 February 2015: New warning over booze in pregnancy
24 February 2015: Thousands sacrifice their privacy to help DNA study
23 February 2015: Jon Snow's negative experience on skunk is very understandable
22 February 2015: Pass it on: the secret of my huge success
22 February 2015: To vape or not to vape? More and more just say no…
21 February 2015: Urgent call for new drugs to treat causes of Parkinson’s
21 February 2015: Is the air in your holiday plane poisoning you?
21 February 2015: Depression and diabetes increase risk of dementia
20 February 2015: E-cigarettes save lives
20 February 2015: Cannabis in the UK
20 February 2015: Building on the boundaries
19 February 2015: Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles
19 February 2015: Elemental Business: Nickel (& Rhenium)
19 February 2015: Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy