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Online course opens to sharpen start-up minds

UCL has partnered with Tech City UK, Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and Founder Centric to launch the Digital Business Academy - the world’s first government-supported online learning platform to provide digital and business skills. Read: Financial Times, More: Telegraph, ITV News, UCL News

Antidepressant prescriptions soar to 50m a year

Dr Joanna Moncrieff (UCL Psychiatry) comments on new figures which show more than 50 million prescriptions for anti-depressants were written last year. Read: Daily Express

The voice of scientific reason has been lost

Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on the abolishment of the Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission post, saying: “It is a sad fact that often the last thing politicians like is rational advice”. Read: Independent

City’s former planning chief on why London is ‘unplannable’

Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) takes a boat trip on the Thames to point out the highs and lows of the capital’s changing skyline. Watch: Financial Times

Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines

Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (UCL Computer Science) explains how the leak of 600GB of logs from hardware appliances used to filter internet traffic in and out of Syria offered a unique opportunity to examine the workings of a real-world internet censorship apparatus. Read: The Conversation

Landing on a comet

The science of altruism

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