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Central Italy earthquake

After the August 24 earthquake in central Italy, Dr Joanna Faure Walker and Dr Carmine Galasso (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction), Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences) and Professor Dina D’Ayala (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) share their expertise on earthquakes in the region and risk management. Watch: BBC Two ‘Newsnight,’ BBC World News, BBC News, Read: TIME, CNN, Newsweek, The Guardian, International Business Times, Sky News, Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’ (from 32 minutes), BBC Radio London (from 36 mins 40 secs) More...

Published: Aug 25, 2016 12:47:32 PM

Discovery of new planet, Proxima B

Dr Jay Farihi (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on the discovery of a new exoplanet, Proxima B, which is just four light-years away and could have the right conditions to support life. Listen: BBC Radio 2 (from 2 mins 7 secs) More...

Published: Aug 25, 2016 12:37:33 PM

Mars once had a warm and wet climate that was 'more favourable' for life

Fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of Mars, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 billion years ago, according to research led by PhD student, Joel Davis (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: Independent, More: UCL News More...

Published: Aug 24, 2016 6:02:06 PM

Elements: Silver

Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) discusses why silver is such a precious metal. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ More...

Published: Aug 24, 2016 5:48:41 PM