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24 August 2011: Women anticipate negative experiences differently to men

Men and women differ in the way they anticipate an unpleasant emotional experience, which influences the effectiveness with which that experience is committed to memory, according to new research. More...

22 August 2011: Etch-a-sketch with superconductors

Reporting in Nature Materials this week, researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Physics Department of Sapienza University of Rome have discovered a technique to ‘draw’ superconducting shapes using an X-ray beam. More...

22 August 2011: Iberian Lynx not doomed by its genetics

The low genetic diversity of the Iberian lynx – the most endangered carnivore in Europe – may not decrease the species’ chance of survival, according to new research by geneticists. More...

18 August 2011: Joint-UCL health research centres receive £165 million

Medical research centres run by UCL in partnership with three NHS trusts have received preliminary government funding worth a total of approximately £165 million over five years. More...

15 August 2011: UCL climbs world rankings

The Centre for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University today released their 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities. UCL has risen to 20th place in the rankings, one of only three European universities in the top 20. More...

8 August 2011: Brain’s map of space falls flat when it comes to altitude

Animals' brains are only roughly aware of how high-up they are in space, meaning that in terms of altitude the brain’s ‘map’ of space is surprisingly flat, according to new research. More...

4 August 2011: UCL wins 10 European Research Council grants

Ten UCL researchers have received European Research Council (ERC) Starting Investigator grants with a total value of more than £12.4 million. More...

3 August 2011: First observational test of the ‘multiverse’

The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles – making up the ‘multiverse’ – is, for the first time, being tested by physicists.
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