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Britain faces 'public health time bomb'

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"We are failing too many of our children, women and young people on a grand scale," said Professor Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public). "Health inequality, arising from social and economic inequalities, are socially unjust, unnecessary and avoidable." Read: Telegraph More: Independent BBC News Scotsman Daily Mail Express New Scientist

LUX results: Dark matter hunt nears final phase

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Dr Chamkaur Ghag (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on the recent results from LUX, and the search for dark matter, the enigmatic substance thought to make up a quarter of our Universe. Read: BBC News More: UCL News BBC World Service Science in Action (from 8 mins)

Reindeer’s eye colour rings the changes

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Reindeer change their eye colour from gold in the summer to blue in the winter to help them to see in the gloomy Arctic, according to new research by Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and colleagues. Read: The Times (£) More: Wired UK FT (£)

£5 note could hold key to advancement of quantum computing

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The blue pigment found on £5 notes could hold the key to furthering the development of quantum computers, according to new research by Dr Marc Warner (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology). Read: Wired UK More: New York Times Physics World

Dolphin-inspired radar could help detect roadside bombs

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British engineers from UCL and the University of Southampton have taken inspiration from dolphins for a new type of radar that could help detect roadside bombs more easily. Read: BBC News

Stick it to them: the way to deal with fussy eaters

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Dr Lucy Cooke (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) talks about Tiny Tastes, a programme aimed at fussy eaters which uses stickers and a point-scoring system to encourage children to eat their greens. Read: Telegraph More: Express

Navigating 3D London by pigeon

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Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL CASA) explains how the tool can be used to navigate through London's streets and live data feeds. Watch: BBC News

Study reveals older internet users have healthier habits

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“The interesting aspect here is a dose-response relationship between Internet use and cancer preventive-behaviours: Intermittent users were more likely to have cancer-preventive behaviours than never-users, and consistent users were more likely to have cancer-preventive behaviours than intermittent users,” says Dr Christian von Wagner (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Huffington Post

Extremist admits murdering elderly Muslim man and committing mosque attacks in attempt to spark 'race war'

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Dr Anton Shekhovtsov (UCL SSEES) comments on the case of Ukrainian right-wing extremist Pavlo Lapshyn, who stabbed a 82-year-old victim in back just days after he arrived from Ukraine to start prestigious placement at software design firm. Read: Independent

APD: When sounds don’t make sense

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“People may mistakenly perceive children with auditory processing disorder (APD) as uncooperative or even unintelligent,” says Dr Doris-Eva Bamiou (UCL Ear Institute). “It is misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder, too.” Read: Telegraph

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