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We’ve stayed together for the sake of the children – for 100,000 years

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Dr Christopher Opie (UCL Anthropology) suggested, "What we have now is an evolutionary pathway for the emergence of monogamy". Read: Guardian More: UCLNews Independent Reuters NYTimes Times(£) Mail LATimes MedicalDaily NYPost Fox Wired FT (£) Watch: BBCWorldNews (Youtube)

Chocolate could be used as cancer detector

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Research led by Dr Simon Walker-Samuel (UCL CABI) shows how sugar can be used to detect cancer. Read: Daily Mail More: Telegraph (Aus), Wired, Daily Telegraph, UCL News, Medical Daily, Health Central and other national and international outlets

Home Office immigration research

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Professor John Salt (UCL Geography) comments on new research from the Home Office that suggests half the population of England and Wales live in areas of relatively high immigration. Listen: (from 1 hour, 14 mins)

Liver cells grown by scientists

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"This is the very first time that scientists have been able to spontaneously produce three dimensional pieces of liver," said Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Today (from 54 mins) Read: Daily Mail More: Japan Times The Nation BBC News

E-cigarettes and the rise of the vapers: Can there really be smoke without fire?

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"I would always recommend smokers to use products that have proven effectiveness and e-cigarettes have not been tested in clinical trials," said Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Metro

Pirate trial reveals brutality on high seas

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European courts do not impose death - and tend to sentence Somali pirates to less than 10 years, says Dr Douglas Guilfoyle (UCL Laws), who specialises in the international law of piracy. Read: BBC News

BMI index may be wrongly applied by doctors for ethnic groups

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"There is clear evidence that people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups are at a higher risk of diabetes than white populations with the same BMI," said Professor Catherine Law (UCL Institute of Child Health). Read: Independent

James Buchanan: Worst US president?

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"Here's the problem with presidential rating - are you rating leadership or what they did?" said Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of Americas). Read: BBC News

Avatar therapy for schizophrenia

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"The idea behind the therapy is to give the patient the sense of mastery over the voice they're hearing all the time," said Professor Julian Leff (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit). Listen: BBC Radio Four's Today (from 1 hour 42 mins) More: BBC News

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