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Doctor’s contract would reopen divide between clinic and lab

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In an opinion piece, Dr Benjamin Bray (UCL Institute of Health Informatics) explains how the proposed junior doctor’s contract would penalise medics for getting involved in research. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

Research councils’ independence still under threat

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Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains his concerns on the prospect of officials such as the government chief scientific adviser Mark Walport being more closely involved in discussions on research funding and allocations. Read: Research Fortnight (£)

Jane Wardle obituary

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Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), leading behavioural scientist in the field of cancer prevention, has passed away age 62. Read: Guardian

British cinema-going of the 1960s

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Dr Patrick Glen (UCL History) discusses the Cultural Memory and British Cinema-Going of the 1960s project and the types of recollections the project is hoping to collect from the public. Listen: BBC Radio Sheffield ‘Rony Robinson’ (from 9 mins)

It’s not just the euro: Southern Europe is facing a major structural economic crisis

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In an opinion piece, Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) looks at how the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 uncovered deep structural faults in most of the economies of Southern Europe. Read: City AM

Child abuse case statistics

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With statistics suggesting that only 1 in 8 cases of child sex abuse are detected, Dr Eileen Vizard (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses how this figure can be improved on. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘PM’ (from 53 mins 30 secs)

Paris attacks spur debate on encryption, online surveillance

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Dr George Danezis (UCL Computer Science) proposed government measures to boost UK cyber security would do little to help prevent attacks like those in Paris. Read: Gulf Times

The physics of a chocolate fountain

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Adam Townsend and Dr Helen Wilson (UCL Mathematics) have used a mathematical model to explain that the falling 'curtain' of chocolate in a chocolate fountain pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension. Read: Daily Mail, More: Washington Post

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