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23 September 2016: Study provides strongest evidence oxygen levels were key to early animal evolution
It has long puzzled scientists why, after 3 billion years of nothing more complex than algae, complex animals suddenly started to appear on Earth. Now, a team of researchers has put forward some of the strongest evidence yet to support the hypothesis that high levels of oxygen in the oceans were crucial for the emergence of skeletal animals 550 million years ago. More...
22 September 2016: Celebrating 10 years of Hinode in space
Hinode, a satellite which observes the Sun’s activity in high resolution, today marks ten years of success since its launch. It carries three instruments, one of which – the Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS) – was built and is managed by a UCL team. More...
22 September 2016: UCL ranked 15th worldwide by THE
UCL has been ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. More...
22 September 2016: Cosmology safe as universe has no sense of direction
The universe is expanding uniformly according to research led by UCL which reports that space isn’t stretching in a preferred direction or spinning. More...
20 September 2016: Low English skills at school start linked to behavioural difficulties
Children who enter reception with poor English language skills – whether it’s their first language or an additional language – are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in later years, finds a new study co-authored by UCL and Royal Holloway and funded by Wellcome. More...
15 September 2016: UCL launches £600m philanthropy campaign
14 September 2016: UCL receives largest share of NHS research funding
14 September 2016: Gaia sizes up 1.1 billion stars
14 September 2016: E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015
14 September 2016: Vice-Provost (Research) to chair new Forum for Responsible Metrics
12 September 2016: Study reveals how ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer
7 September 2016: UCL Institute of Education leads Mandarin teaching initiative
5 September 2016: UCL to lead new Global Disability Innovation Hub
5 September 2016: UCL Academy earns successful Ofsted report
2 September 2016: Cannabis reduces short-term motivation to work for money
1 September 2016: Key mechanism behind brain connectivity and memory revealed
1 September 2016: Science begins in the new Francis Crick Institute building
30 August 2016: Quality not quantity greatest threat to key groundwater source
30 August 2016: Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia
24 August 2016: Fossilised rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars
18 August 2016: Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear
18 August 2016: A-Level Results 2016: adjustment places available at UCL
17 August 2016: UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 17th place
12 August 2016: New computer programme replicates handwriting