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Volatile emotions are driving the world economy

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A team led by Dr David Tuckett (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) is looking into the psychological moods of market participants to decipher what drives economic activities. Read: Al Jazeera

What lit up the universe?

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A new study by Dr Andrew Pontzen and Dr Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics & Astronomy) shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built. Read: Daily Mail, The Hindu, More: UCL News, Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action', The Naked Scientists

Sexual exploitation of boys 'overlooked'

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Research led by Dr Ella Cockbain (UCL Security and Crime Science) has revealed that the sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought, with male victims accounting for a third of those supported by Barnardo’s. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian, UCL News, Watch: Sky News,

Aging may be linked to diet

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Two new studies by UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. Read: Times of India, UCL News

Ditch the car and lose half a stone

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Research conducted by UCL and the London School of Tropical Hygiene has found that people who take the bus, cycle or walk to work are more likely to have a lower BMI and body fat percentage than those who drive. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Shropshire Star, BMJ

Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archaeology project

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Volunteers from around the world have helped to transcribe more than 30,000 handwritten catalogue cards and thousands of ancient bronze objects as part of the MicroPast project, which is co-led by Professor Andrew Bevan (UCL Archaeology) and Daniel Pett (British Museum). Read: Guardian

The Queen's own pirates

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After a decade of excavations, led by Gustav Milne (UCL Archaeology), researchers have revealed it is highly likely that a wreck found in the bed of the Thames estuary is the Cherabin, England's only surviving 'state pirate ship'. Read: Daily Mail

Boy has ears created from ribs

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Dr Patrizia Ferretti (UCL Institute of Child Health) explains a new approach to tissue engineering currently being researched by the UCL Institute of Child Health, which will create stem cells from patients' fat tissue. Read: BBC News

Meet your maker: Homing in on the ancestor of all life

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A study led by Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Victor Sojo (UCL CoMPLEX/Biosciences) suggests that life’s Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) had a ‘leaky’ membrane, which can offer clues as to how humans and other life evolved and grew. Read: Daily Mail, More: New Scientist (£), International Business Times, UCL News Listen: The Naked Scientists

Adventures in contraception: eight women discuss their choices

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Professor Judith Stephenson (UCL Women's Health) explains that there are more effective methods of contraception than the pill or condom. Read: Observer

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