Archive of UCL in the media

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28 April 2014: What’s really behind George Osborne’s shiny new science ship?

As George Osborne announces the purchase of a new Antarctic research ship, Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies) looks at the political influences behind the decision. Read: The Guardian More...

28 April 2014: Rio chaos in countdown to kick-off

Verena Brähler (UCL Institute of the Americas) comments on the escalation of violence in Rio’s shanty towns in the run-up to the World Cup. Read: Telegraph More...

28 April 2014: Virtual Earth plays out fate of life on the planet

Professor Georgina Mace (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains how the Madingley computer model, a mathematical model of all life on Earth, can help us understand how global environmental change will affect ecological communities. Read: New Scientist More...

24 April 2014: Could offices change from sitting to standing?

Professor Alexi Marmot (UCL Bartlett) explains how office layouts can encourage constant sitting and the negative impact this can have on our health. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably’ (from 15 mins 58 secs), Read: BBC News More...

24 April 2014: In Our Time: Tristram Shandy

Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) joins Melvyn Bragg and other guests to discuss Laurence Sterne's novel Tristram Shandy, one of the most influential and widely admired books of the 18th century. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time' More...

24 April 2014: England's regional sign language dialects 'in decline'

A study on the evolution of British Sign Language led by Dr Kearsy Cormier (UCL Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre) has found that although local dialects still exist, their use is in decline. Read: BBC News More...

24 April 2014: Gene factor plays a big part in child obesity

A study co-led by Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that genes account for 82 per cent of the variation in body mass index in 10-year-olds. Read: The Times (£), More: The Australian (£), The Hindu More...

23 April 2014: Legal avenues to fight climate change are limited, but growing

Professor Sharon Turner (UCL Laws) examines the growing number of legal options available for regulating and mitigating climate change. Read: The Conversation More...

23 April 2014: Why is there still no World Environment Organisation?

Lucien Georgeson (UCL Geography) discusses the need for a dedicated environmental organisation within the United Nations to help coordinate global environmental and climate change efforts. Read: The Conversation More...

23 April 2014: Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

Dr Beau Lotto and Professor Andrew Stockman (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) explain how we see and perceive colour and the impact of context upon it. Read: Telegraph More...

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