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Brain Likely Encodes the World in Two Dimensions

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“Our subjective sense that our map is three-dimensional is illusory,” says Professor Kate Jeffery (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences). Read: Scientific American More: UCL press release

Research Intelligence - Renaissance man's word to the wise

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Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research) urges research-intensives to enlighten as well as inform. Read: Times Higher Education

Three hours' extra work a day doubles risk of depression

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Dr Marianna Virtanen (UCL Epidemiology & Health) says "working excessive hours is associated with an increased risk of major depression”. Read: Independent More: Daily Mail Telegraph Scotsman CNN Economic Times Metro

French institute prepares for gene-therapy push

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Professor Adrian Thrasher (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on Genethon’s new strategy, and says “getting vectors is a bottleneck for us”. Read: Nature

Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected

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Dr Katharine Giles (UCL Earth Sciences) says the Arctic is experiencing some rapid changes. Read: BBC News More: Reuters Planet Earth Science in Action

Vitamin D 'improves eye sight of elderly'

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Vitamin D supplements may have wide-ranging anti-ageing properties including the preservation of eyesight, according to research by UCL scientists. Read: Independent Telegraph Daily Mail Mirror Express PA More: BBSRC press release

Optimism

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With today allegedly the most depressing day of the year, Dr Tali Sharot (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences) talks about the optimism bias within us all. Listen: BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour (from 13mins 56s)

The Next Ice Age and the Anthropocene

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Human emissions of carbon dioxide could defer the next Ice Age according to a Nature Geoscience study led by Professor Chronis Tzedakis (UCL Geography). Read: NY Times More: BBC News UCL News story Metro

Brain function can start declining 'as early as age 45'

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The brain's ability to function can start to deteriorate as early as 45, suggest UCL researchers in a British Medical Journal study. Read: BBC More: Guardian Telegraph Independent Scotsman Mirror Daily Mail Express Reuters New Scientist

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