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30 September 2015: Beauty and the Brain: An Interview With the Father of Neuroesthetics, Semir Zeki

Professor Semir Zeki (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) answers questions on neuroesthetics, a field which examines how the brain processes art. Read: Huffington Post More...

30 September 2015: The future of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and beyond

Dr Nicolas Courtois (UCL Computer Science) comments on the future of Bitcoin. Read: Nature More...

30 September 2015: David Cameron faces demands for slavery reparation on Jamaica visit

The UCL based Legacies of British Slave-ownership project has compiled a database of those who received reparations from the Slave Compensation Commission, including General Sir James Duff, who it is claimed is a first cousin six times removed of David Cameron. Read: BBC News, More: Bloomberg More...

30 September 2015: The Martian got me cheering, but why go to Mars?

Professor Jon Agar (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains that although The Martian may be the brightest in the latest spate of recent space films, it doesn't inspire him to go to the Red Planet. Read: The Conversation More...

30 September 2015: Nasa faces contamination dilemma over Mars water investigations

Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) comments on the discovery of liquid water on Mars. Read: Guardian, More: Wired More...

30 September 2015: Homes on Mars

Dr Francisco Diego Quintana (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains the challenges of designing houses on Mars. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘Breakfast’ (from 2 hours 58 mins) More...

29 September 2015: Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

A trail for a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is being co-led by Professor Pete Coffey (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and Moorfield’s Eye Hospital following a successful operation on a patient. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Daily Mail, Independent, Times (£), Telegraph, Mirror, Daily Express, ITV News, Sky News, Scotsman, Yorkshire Post
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25 September 2015: Listeners' science questions

Dr Helen Czerski (UCL Mechanical Engineering), Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and Dr Nick Crumpton (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) answer listeners' science questions. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘BBC Inside Science’ More...

25 September 2015: The surprising geography of American left-handedness

Professor Chris McManus (UCL Medical School and UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) examines the history and geography of left-handedness in America. Read: Washington Post
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25 September 2015: Race to save lost temple city at risk from its own wealth

Tim Williams (UCL Archaeology) explains how Mes Aynak, one of central Asia’s largest Buddhist ruins, reflects the complexity of the Silk Road. Read: New Scientist (£) More...

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