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Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests a new study led by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers, published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). More...

Published: May 23, 2017 1:16:22 PM

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How RNA formed at the origins of life

A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers. More...

Published: May 19, 2017 11:01:41 AM

Campi Flegrei update

Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples. More...

Published: May 15, 2017 10:22:02 AM

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Professor Patrick Wolfe to become UCL's appointed non-executive Director and Trustee at The Alan Turing Institute

Patrick Wolfe, UCL Professor of Statistics and Honorary Professor of Computer Science, has agreed to join the board of the Alan Turing Institute. More...

Published: May 11, 2017 12:10:31 PM

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe

Record-breaking month for Professor Mohan Edirisinghe

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has received three prestigious awards in as many months, recognising his groundbreaking research in materials science at UCL. More...

Published: May 9, 2017 3:45:19 PM


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