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Is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?

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Dr Tom Pegram (UCL Political Science) co-writes an article about the Paris climate accord, drawing on his own research to assess whether the accord can still be effective if compromises are made for flexible wording. Read: Washington Post

Reducing the risk of depression in patients with cardiovascular disease

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Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discusses his research finding that people who suffer from depression after a heart attack are then more likely to have a second heart attack. Read: The Times (Raconteur)

Want More Proof Markets Aren’t Efficient? Look at EM Hedging

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Professor Jessica James (UCL Computer Science) comments on her research into hedging emerging-market currencies, which found options contracts to be cheaper than forward contracts. Read: Wall Street Journal

Garden ponds 'playing role' in frog disease spread

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Dr Stephen Price (UCL Biosciences) comments on his new study finding the lethally infectious frog disease ranavirus has spread quickly across the UK, possibly due to infected animals in ornamental ponds. Read: BBC News, More: The Telegraph, The Guardian, UCL News

Concern over bowel cancer patients with symptoms year before diagnosis

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Dr Cristina Renzi (UCL Epidemiology & Health) led a study finding that one in five patients given an emergency diagnosis of bowel cancer experienced concerning symptoms long before diagnosis. Read: The Guardian, More: The Telegraph, Daily Mail, BBC News, Huffington Post, Metro

The long reach of UK slave-owning families

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UCL has launched a new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership, which has an extensive database of historical slave owners. Read: The Observer, More: The Observer (editorial), Daily Mail

‘I can’t work under these (laboratory) conditions’

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A new study by Birendra Singh (UCL Institute of Education) found issues with science education in UK schools, including turnover rates being too high. Read: TES (£)

Use Mirroring to Connect With Others

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Emeritus Professor Chris Frith (UCL Neurology) comments on his recent study finding that when people mirror the behaviour of the person they're speaking with, their brains are adapting to signals from the other person. Read: Wall Street Journal

Reception children with poor language skills still struggling by Year 2

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Professor Courtenay Norbury (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on her study comparing academic and behavioural outcomes of children who speak English as an additional language with their peers with similar levels of English language proficiency. Read: TES

Finding His Place, Reluctantly, in the Tribe of Judaism

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) is interviewed about his research into the Holocaust and perspectives on genocide and crimes against humanity, and the stories of his family and of other descendants of perpetrators and victims of the Holocaust. He has just published a book on the subject. Read: New York Times

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