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It's still proving impossible to find dark matter

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Elusive dark matter particles haven't been found yet but the search is not futile say LUX experiment scientists Dr Chamkaur Ghag, Sally Shaw and Dr Jim Dobson (all UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Wired, More: Independent, MirrorUCL News

The world's first farmers were surprisingly diverse

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Farming 10,000 years ago occurred in multiple neighbouring but genetically distinct populations according to a study by Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment), Dr Garrett Hellenthal (UCL Genetics Institute) and Professor Stephen Shennan (UCL Archaeology). Read: BBC News, More: Science, Daily MailLA Times, UCL News

Scientists warn of 'unsafe' decline in biodiversity

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A study led by Dr Tim Newbold (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) warns that biodiversity is dropping below safe levels for the support and wellbeing of human societies. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Independent, Washington Post, Daily Mail, Reuters, UCL News

Here's why science should take a seat at the Brexit negotiation table

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Professor Graeme Reid (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research)) discusses how science research should be handled in Brexit negotiations. Read: The Guardian, Financial Times (£)

How virtual universes could unravel the secrets of dark matter

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Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and researchers from CEFCA have developed a quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News

Primary sources of growth

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The UCL School Transition and Adjustment Research Study, which followed 2000 pupils as they moved from primary to secondary school, found that the concerns that students have at the start of Year 7 are largely still felt at the end of year 7. Read: TES (£)

Sperm donors fear ‘Hi Dad’ showdown as DNA testing becomes more accessible

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A paper by Professor Joyce Harper (UCL Institute for Women's Health) explains that the rise in personal genetic testing and growth of international DNA databases could lead to donor-conceived individuals unintentionally discovering biological relatives. Read: Daily Express, More: UCL News

Nanotech art conservation

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Carolien Coon (UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage) explains the role nanotechnology can play in art conservation. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Inside Science’ (from 9 mins 19 secs), More: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 19 mins 20 secs)

Fifth of women between 35 and 44 take longer than a year to conceive

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A study by UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found that almost a fifth of women aged 35 to 44 have struggled to conceive, with those settling down later in life more likely to report infertility. Read: Independent, More: Daily Mail

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