21 August 2015: Scientists warn only ‘simplified’, degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century
A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world’s most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science. More...
20 August 2015: Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke
Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet. More...
14 August 2015: Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist. More...
5 August 2015: Artificial intelligence improves fine wine price prediction
The price fluctuation of fine wines can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach developed by researchers at UCL. The method could be used to help fine wine investors make more informed decisions about their portfolios and encourage non-wine investors to start looking at wine in this manner and hence increase the net trade of wine. It is expected that similar techniques will be used in other ‘alternative assets’ such as classic cars. More...
Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not
associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research by UCL and the London School
of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
20 July 2015: Cool summer of 2013 boosted Arctic sea ice
16 July 2015: UCL academics elected as British Academy Fellows
16 July 2015: Improving treatment for systemic amyloidosis
14 July 2015: Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia
9 July 2015: UCL top performing university in Horizon 2020
3 July 2015: Old world monkey had tiny, complex brain
2 July 2015: Mapping the people of Scotland
29 June 2015: Missing people project wins ESRC impact award
26 June 2015: Rats 'dream' paths to a brighter future
25 June 2015: Cancer drug makes fruit flies live longer
24 June 2015: Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
16 June 2015: ‘Core’ immune cells reduce symptoms and spread of flu