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30 August 2012: UCL Honorary Graduands and Fellows 2012

A range of eminent figures will join the list of UCL Honorary Graduands and Honorary Fellows during the 2012 graduation ceremonies, held from 29 August to 6 September. More...

30 August 2012: UCL Qatar welcomes first intake of 32 students

UCL Qatar’s first ever Fresher’s Week is now well under way, with 32 students from 13 different countries following a four-day induction programme before academic sessions start on Sunday 2 September.
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29 August 2012: Tuning the brain: how piano tuning may cause changes to brain structure

Wellcome Trust-funded scientists at UCL have shown that working as a piano tuner may lead to changes in the structure of the memory and navigation areas of the brain. The study, published today in the Journal of Neuroscience, shows that these structural differences correlate with the number of years of experience a piano tuner has accumulated.
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24 August 2012: Study reveals human drive for fairness

People will reject an offer of water, even when they are severely thirsty, if they think the offer is unfair, according to a new study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. The findings have important implications for understanding how we make decisions that need to balance fairness and self-interest.
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23 August 2012: Can ‘serious games’ be an effective tool for workplace learning?

Researchers from UCL are analysing a serious game called TARGET to see if it could help workers develop skills such as negotiating and trust-building in the workplace.  More...

16 August 2012: Lost letter experiment suggests wealthy London neighbourhoods are ‘more altruistic’

Neighbourhood income deprivation has a strong negative effect on altruistic behaviour when measured by a ‘lost letter’ experiment, according to new UCL research published today in PLoS One. More...

14 August 2012: Fit over-fifties are lowering heart disease odds

Even a moderate increase in exercise when you are in your fifties can help your heart health according to a study published today by researchers from UCL Epidemiology and Public Health. More...

10 August 2012: Crick's Olympic science tricks

The Francis Crick Institute recently organised a group of 'science buskers', including several UCL PhD students, to roam around St Pancras International Station and engage members of the public in science tricks.  More...

9 August 2012: New Kenyan fossils shed light on early human evolution

Exciting new fossils discovered east of Lake Turkana confirm that there were two additional species of our genus – Homo – living alongside our direct human ancestral species, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago. More...

8 August 2012: Advance in X-ray imaging shines light on nanomaterials

A new advance in X-ray imaging has revealed the dramatic three-dimensional shape of gold nanocrystals, and is likely to shine a light on the structure of other nano-scale materials.
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