Archive of UCL in the media

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17 January 2013: Referring Syria to the international criminal court is a justified gamble

An international criminal court investigation may split the United Nations – but it would change the civil war's political dynamics, says Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws). Read: Guardian More...

16 January 2013: Wearing Cross Is Sometimes Protected, European Court Rules

Colm O’Cinneide (UCL Laws) comments on the case of Nadia Eweida, who was sent home without pay after she decided to wear a cross openly in breach of company rules. Read: International Herald Tribune More...

15 January 2013: Born to rule? Scientists uncover gene that may help create natural leaders

A new study by Dr Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (UCL School of Public Policy) has found that genetic differences are significantly associated with the likelihood that people take on managerial responsibilities. Read: Independent Daily Mail Huffington Post BBC Newshour (from 38m) UCL News Wall Street Journal
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15 January 2013: Just So Science: How the Leopard Got His Spots

Professors Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) and Buzz Baum (UCL Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology) explain the science behind a leopard’s spots. Listen: BBC R4’s Just So Science More...

14 January 2013: Can the memory of Lincoln still unite a nation?

“He came to believe the huge killing of the Civil War could only be justified if it had a moral purpose – if slavery was abolished,” says Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas). Read: Scotsman More...

14 January 2013: US scientists in fresh alert over effects of global warming

"The report makes for sobering reading," said Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences). "Most people in the UK and US accept human-induced climate change is happening but respond by focusing attention elsewhere. We dismiss the effects of climate change as 'not here' and 'not now'.” Read: Guardian More...

14 January 2013: Benefits of emissions cuts kick in only next century

"It shows taking effective action now is far better than putting it off until later," says Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: New Scientist More...

14 January 2013: El Dorado: The truth behind the myth

Research by Dr Marcos Martinon-Torres (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has shown that within Muisca society "gold" objects were made specifically for immediate use as offerings to the gods to encourage them to balance the equilibrium of the cosmos. Read: BBC News More...

10 January 2013: London Underground: 14 alternative Tube maps

Dr Andy Hudson-Smith, Dr James Cheshire and Oliver O'Brien (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) showcase their alternative tube maps. Read: Guardian More: Londonist More...

10 January 2013: Half of all EU-funded health research fails to yield papers

More than 50 per cent of European Union-funded health research projects do not result in any publications, according to a new study by Dr Mike Galsworthy (UCL SLMS Research Support Centre). Read: THE More...

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