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Young users see Facebook as 'dead and buried'

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The Global Social Media Impact Study, headed by Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Anthropology), has found that teenage users are leaving Facebook in favour of simpler social networks like Twitter. Read: Telegraph, More: The Guardian, BBC News, The Independent, THEWired, ITV, The Conversation

Slade art school puts old class pictures online to find past pupils

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Professor Susan Collins (UCL Slade School of Art) and Professor Melissa Terras (UCL Digital Humanities) discuss a project to digitise historical class photos and put them online, to try and identify alumni. Read: The Guardian

UCL presses ahead with open access

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The UCL Press imprint, previously licensed to commercial publishers, was repatriated earlier this year and is now a department within UCL Library Services. Read: THE

Esa's Cryosat sees Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back

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"Although the recovery of Arctic sea ice is certainly welcome news, it has to be considered against the backdrop of changes that have occurred over the last few decades," said Professor Andy Shepherd (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: BBC News, More: The Independent, BBC Newsround

Gaia satellite set for launch to map the stars

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This week, satellite Gaia will be launched. UCL’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory has developed the instrument that will measure the speed, temperature, size and age of over a billion stars in our galaxy. Read: FT(£), More: UCL News

Crab Nebula: Noble gas molecules detected in space for the first time

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Noble gas molecules have been detected in space for the first time in the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant, according to new research led by Professor Mike Barlow (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: The Independent, More: The New York Times, UCL News, Chemistry World

Deenan Pillay: virologist in HIV's heartlands

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A profile of Professor Deenan Pillay (UCL Infection), an expert on HIV drug resistance seconded to the directorship of the Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies. Read: The Lancet

Why higher education is this country’s secret industrial powerhouse

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British universities – the envy of the world – have the potential to save the British economy, writes Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise). Read: City AM

Similar but not identical: study reveals more about twins than about education

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Not all experts agree over the importance of twin studies, including Professor Marcus Pembrey (UCL Institute of Child Health), who commented: "I’d be nervous about saying that monozygotic [identical] twins are truly representative of the population". Read: The Independent

Maggie Aderin-Pocock to host The Sky at Night

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy) is to be the new host of long-running astronomy TV series The Sky at Night. Read: The Guardian

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