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Super-dipoles linked to chloroform’s outstanding solvent properties

A team led by Dr Christoph Salzmann (UCL Chemistry) has used neutron diffraction to gain insight into the microscopic structure of liquid chloroform. Read: Chemistry World

Tiny volcanic cracks ‘incubated’ ancient DNA

Dr Matthew Powner (UCL Chemistry) comments on new research into the role tiny pores within volcanic rocks played in driving the evolution of longer genetic sequences. Read: Chemistry World

Wanted: 80,000 British babies for massive study

The Life Study has been launched by a team led by Professor Carol Dezateux (UCL Institute of Child Health) and aims to follow 80,000 children throughout their lives. Read: Nature (£)

Adoption chiefs' U-turn over e-cigarettes

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on new recommendations from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering that  agencies should consider e-cigarettes as different to tobacco cigarettes. Read: Daily Mail, More: Times (£)

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, More: Times (£), Listen: BBC 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 28 mins 40 secs), BBC World Service ‘The Newsroom’ (from 20 mins 54 secs), BBC Radio Scotland ‘Newsdrive’ (from 33 mins 10m secs)

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