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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

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

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

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 (£)

Icelandic volcano

Professor Peter Sammonds (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on seismic activity at the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland and explains that it is currently too early to predict the severity of the eruption. Listen: BBC Radio Five Live ‘On the Money’ (from 2 mins 57 secs)

Aging may be linked to diet

The Queen's own pirates

New Doctor Who reviewed

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