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Everest experiment shows low-oxygen environments lead to cognitive decline

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A study involving UCL researchers found that low-oxygen environments such as Everest Base Camp can contribute to cognitive decline, which may also have implications to low-oxygen conditions during surgery. Read: The Telegraph

Forensic science in Hindi pulp fiction blockbusters

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Scientific crime scene analysis is more popular in India’s pulp fiction than in real life investigations explains Dr Kartikeya Tripathi (UCL Security & Crime Science). Read: Independent, More: The Conversation

Europa: Our best shot at finding alien life?

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Knowing there is liquid under the surface of Europa makes it one of the most exciting potential targets to look for life say Professor Andrew Coates and Dr Geraint Jones (UCL Space & Climate Physics) as NASA announces new mission to Jupiter's moon. Read: BBC News, More: Mirror

Pupils should learn to talk to avoid a future divorce

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Poor communication is the main cause of marriage and cohabitation breakdown finds a new UCL-led study. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News

‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat global warming

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) comments that a new “carbon law” is a helpful way to re-express the Paris climate change deal goal but cautions against scientists being too prescriptive in the policies governments should adopt. Read: Guardian

Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study

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A study involving UCL researchers found that moderate drinkers are less at risk of a heart attack and some other heart conditions when compared to non-drinkers and heavy drinkers. Co-author Dr Annie Britton (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments. Read: The Guardian, More: The Sun, Independent, Daily Mail, Express

Using satnav 'switches off' parts of the brain

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A study led by Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) found that using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes. Read: The Guardian, Watch: BBC Breakfast, More: Scientific American, The Times (£), Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Sun, Mirror, ExpressTimes of India, Globe and Mail, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Reuters, UCL News

The Lifesaving Potential of Underwater Earthquake Monitors

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Dhiren Kataria (UCL Space & Climate Physics) comments on a project UCL is involved in, TwinSat, to develop a network of satellites to look for signs of earthquakes using electromagnetic and infrared sensors. Read: The Atlantic

Survival of bumblebee families improved by flowers

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Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on her new study finding that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News

GPs failing to diagnose early dementia despite Government drive

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A study led by Professor Gill Livingston (UCL Psychiatry) found that sending older patients leaflets on dementia, which encouraged them to speak to their GP if they notice warning signs, did not lead to more dementia diagnoses. Read: Daily Mail, More: The Independent

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