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Britain to build £50m Holocaust memorial

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A survey of 8,000 young Britons carried out by UCL Institute of Education for the prime minister’s Holocaust commission has identified “worrying gaps” in their knowledge. Read: The Times (£), More: Jewish Chronicle

Why a bit of discomfort is good for you

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Dr Fiona Johnson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the link between obesity and room temperature. Read: Daily Mail

Psychologists seek roots of terror

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A team led by Dr Noemie Bouhana (UCL Security & Crime Science) hopes to develop a computer model of the processes underlying radicalization and subsequent terrorist attacks. Read: Nature

'Stiff upper lip' means patients ignore signs of cancer

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A study led by Dr Katrina Whitaker (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that people may dismiss red-flag cancer warning symptoms as trivial because they worry about wasting a doctor’s time. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, BBC News, Yorkshire Post, Huffington Post, Herald, Times of IndiaListen: BBC Radio Scotland 'Morning Call' (from 37 mins 34 secs)

Academics' tips for thwarting burglars

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A team of researchers, including Professor Nick Tilley (UCL Security & Crime Science) have identified the four home security measures which best thwart burglars if used together. Read: Leicester Mercury

It takes just a minute to test the brain

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A research team, led by Dr Joseph Devlin (UCL Experimental Psychology), are asking volunteers to play the BBC Radio 4 panel show Just a Minute while lying inside an MRI scanner to see if those who have the ability to speak on the spot use a different part of their brain. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Mail, Listen: BBC Radio Wales 'Breakfast' (from 54 mins 55 secs)

Women more likely to believe in God and the afterlife

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A study by UCL Institute of Education shows that Women are more likely to believe in God and in life after death than men. Read: Daily Mail, More: Independent, BBC News

Women patients feel more pain when with partner

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Research led by Dr Katernia Fotopoulou (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) has found that the presence of a romantic partner during painful medical procedures can make women feel worse rather than better. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Telegraph, Times (£), Independent, Daily Mail, Mirror, Metro, Wired

Fitness 'rubs off on your partner'

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A study co-authored by Professor Jane Wardle and Dr Sarah Jackson (both UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that couples are more likely to give up smoking, visit the gym, or lose weight if they get healthy together. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Herald, CNN, Globe & Mail, Washington Post

Europe focuses on emerging threats from smaller crews of terrorists

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Dr Paul Gill (UCL Security & Crime Science) explains that although it may be difficult it is not impossible to detect lone-actor terrorists. Read: New York Times

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