Archive of Research News

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14 March 2014: Human brains ‘hard-wired’ to link what we see with what we do

Your brain’s ability to instantly link what you see with what you do is down to a dedicated information ‘highway’, suggests new UCL-led research. More...

13 March 2014: Professor Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist

Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Earth Sciences) has been appointed as Chief Scientist to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). More...

13 March 2014: Invisible light bursts are keeping animals away from power lines

Animals may avoid high voltage power cables because of flashing UV light that is undetectable to humans, scientists say. More...

13 March 2014: Professor David Price joins The Conversation

Professor David Price, UCL Vice Provost (Research) has joined the editorial board of The Conversation. UCL is a founding partner of the site, which launched in 2013, and which features a range of news, analysis, features, and commentary from the university and research sector. More...

12 March 2014: First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity. More...

11 March 2014: Natural selection has altered the appearance of Europeans over the past 5,000 years

Ancient DNA from archaeological skeletons shows that Europeans had darker skin, hair, and eye pigmentation 5,000 years ago. More...

10 March 2014: Education ‘protects’ poor women from fattening effects of rising wealth

Obesity levels among women in low- and middle-income countries tend to rise in line with wealth as they purchase more energy-dense foods, but a new UCL study suggests that more educated consumers make better food choices that mitigate this effect. More...

6 March 2014: New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past

Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye disorders. More...

3 March 2014: UCL Grand Challenges summer school for research students

Applications are invited from UCL research students to participate in the inaugural UCL Grand Challenges Summer School, a cross-disciplinary research week 16–20 June 2014. More...

3 March 2014: World-class orchestras judged by sight not sound

World-class orchestras can be accurately identified by silent video footage of performances, but not through sound recordings, a UCL study has found. More...

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