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21 September 2018: Colonial Australia's foundation is stained with the profits of British slavery

Political scientist and historian Clinton Fernandes’s new book draws on information from UCL’s Legacies of British Slave-ownership database – a resource that aims to publicly record those Britons who profited from slavery. Read: Guardian More...

21 September 2018: Contact lens users warned over rare infection that causes blindness

Professor John Dart (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) has found that contact lens wearers are at a higher risk of developing Acanthamoeba keratitis – a rare infection which can cause blindness. Read: Evening Standard, More: Sky News, Independent, Daily Mail, CNN, Metro, Yahoo, ITV News, MirrorUCL News More...

21 September 2018: Referendum on final deal before Brexit?

Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Political Science) explains what would have to happen to trigger a further referendum. Read: Guardian, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The Briefing Room’ More...

21 September 2018: ‘Heavy metal community is ‘inclusive’ and ‘governed by mosh etiquette’.

PhD student Lindsay Bishop's (UCL Anthropology) study is the first ethnography of its kind to focus on live heavy metal performance from the perspectives of both audience and musician. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph (£), iNews, UCL News More...

20 September 2018: Baby-boomers expect kids to care for them when they're sick

Professor Diana Kuh (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing) is the co-author of a study which found that three in four baby-boomers with children expect one of their kids to help care for them when their health fails in old age. Read: Reuters More...

20 September 2018: Does Stoptober work?

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), was part of a team of researchers who examined the effectiveness of the campaign in its first year in 2012 and said that the public health campaign is "incredibly good value for money". Read: Daily Mail More...

20 September 2018: Don’t trust algorithms to predict child-abuse risk

Professor Ruth Gilbert and Rachel Pearson (UCL Institute of Child Health) discuss the potential risks in using algorithms to predict child-abuse risk. Read: Guardian More...

19 September 2018: George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register

The Orwell Papers, housed at UCL Special Collections have been inscribed to the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. The register is the archival equivalent of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Read: Guardian, More: Yahoo, UCL News More...

19 September 2018: Why do we love bees and hate wasps?

Entomologist Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) led a new study looking at attitudes to bees and wasps, and argues that wasps are nature’s pest controllers and we should embrace them. Read: Daily Telegraph (£), More: Times (£), Daily Mail, Sun, BBC News, Metro, Daily Mail (2)Huffington Post, Newsweek, UCL NewsListen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 53 mins), BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Anna Foster’ (from 3 min, 50 secs), BBC World Service ‘World Update’ (from 48 mins, 20 secs), BBC Radio 5 Live ‘Morning Reports’ (from 6 mins, 20 secs), More...

18 September 2018: Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

A new device could help doctors assess brain damage in newborns earlier and thereby tailor treatment, says Dr Gemma Bale (UCL Engineering), explaining that the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures reflected light 'to work out whether brain cells are healthy or damaged.' Read: BBC News More...

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