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Garden ponds may help spread lethal frog disease

Keen gardeners stocking their domestic ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species could be inadvertently fuelling the rapid spread of the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus, according to new research by scientists from UCL, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Queen Mary University of London. 

Published: Sep 28, 2016 12:03:03 PM

New Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership launched at UCL

UCL is proud to announce the establishment of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership in UCL History, with the support of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University.

Published: Sep 26, 2016 10:22:09 AM

Study provides strongest evidence oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution

It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago.  

Published: Sep 23, 2016 10:38:47 AM

Celebrating 10 years of Hinode in space

Hinode, a satellite which observes the Sun?s activity in high resolution, today marks ten years of success since its launch. It carries three instruments, one of which ? the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) ? was built and is managed by a UCL team.

Published: Sep 22, 2016 10:20:05 AM

UCL ranked 15th worldwide by THE

UCL has been ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.

Published: Sep 22, 2016 9:54:39 AM