UCL in the media
20 November 2014: 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
20 November 2014: 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
20 November 2014: 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
20 November 2014: 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
20 November 2014: 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
19 November 2014: Landing on a comet
18 November 2014: New hope for extremely premature babies?
18 November 2014: Poor people 'have fewer teeth' than rich, study suggests
18 November 2014: The science of altruism
18 November 2014: Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'
16 November 2014: Woolly mammoth could be cloned by South Korean scientists
16 November 2014: Christmas suffers from diminishing returns as festive fare gets smaller
14 November 2014: Regenerative medicine offers life-changing diabetes treatment
14 November 2014: Critics say wider breast screening trial 'unethical'
14 November 2014: Obese are in denial about weight
13 November 2014: Davos says ’da’ to Russia amid Ukraine war sanctions
13 November 2014: Rosetta mission’s probe makes historic comet landing
13 November 2014: Virtual inner child can cure chronic self-criticism
13 November 2014: Black modernism, racism and the making of popular British culture in the inter-war years
12 November 2014: Nuclear plants closure bill to reach $100bn
12 November 2014: One in 10 sausages 'carries risk of hepatitis E virus'
12 November 2014: Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch
12 November 2014: How the House of Lords mixes politics and business
12 November 2014: Fracking won't cut bills and ministers 'oversold' shale gas benefits
11 November 2014: Dark net experts trade theories on 'de-cloaking' after raids