Archive of UCL in the media

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29 July 2014: Supermarket wars

In a Channel 4 documentary on supermarkets, Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) talks about the changing supermarket shopping habits of consumers. Watch: Channel 4 ‘Dispatches: Supermarket Wars’ (from 11 mins 15 secs) More...

29 July 2014: Sitting down less can cut diabetes risk

New research by Dr Joshua Bell (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that sitting down too much during leisure time increases your risk of diabetes even if you work out regularly. Read: Daily Mail, More: Scotsman More...

29 July 2014: Scientists identify the 'pessimistic' part of the brain

Research led by a team from UCL has pinpointed the area that triggers the instinctive feeling that something bad is about to happen. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Times (£), ITV, Huffington Post, UCL News, Listen: BBC Radio Bristol 'Breakfast' (from 48 mins 30 secs)
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28 July 2014: The (atrocious) luck of the dinosaurs

Research conducted by a team of international academics, including Dr Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences), has found that dinosaurs may have survived if the asteroid that killed them had struck slightly earlier or later. Read: Forbes More...

28 July 2014: Capacity Mechanism

Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the government’s Capacity Mechanism and says that the likelihood of power cuts occurring is very small. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘You and Yours’ (from 38 mins 16 secs) More...

28 July 2014: Gross underinvestment in antibacterial research

Michael Head (UCL Infection & Population Health) comments on a study which found that between 2008-13 less than 1% of research funding was awarded to UK researchers for cutting edge work on antibiotics. Read: Lancet (£), More: Times of India More...

28 July 2014: U.K.’s big banks face probe into checking accounts

Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL Laws) explains why some of Britain’s largest banks face an investigation into small-business lending and checking accounts. Read: Washington Post More...

28 July 2014: School ties and Oxbridge degrees are still key to a career at the Bar

Professor Richard Moorhead (UCL Laws) explains how the recruitment and promotion practices at the Bar remain a serious impediment to a diverse judiciary. Read: The Times (£) More...

25 July 2014: What is a circular economy?

Dr Teresa Domenech (UCL Energy Institute) explains what a circular economy is and how one can be implemented in the EU. Read: The Conversation More...

25 July 2014: Great Brain Experiment

Dr Peter Zeidman (UCL Imaging Neuroscience) discusses the Great Brain Experiment, a free mobile app run by neuroscientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC World Service ‘Science in Action’ More...

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