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We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.

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When will the next ice age be?

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) writes about what causes ice ages, and why human influence may have postponed the next one by a very long time. Read: The Conversation

Rare tiny creatures found in loch near Kinross

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An article about the discovery of microscopic ostracods in a Scottish loch features images produced by Jim Davy (UCL Earth Sciences) on a scanning electron microscope. Read: BBC News

Why Britain’s public finances will suffer if Brexit reduces migration

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Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) writes about the high fiscal costs of Brexit due to a reduction in workers and taxpayers coming into the UK. Read: The Conversation

Loneliness, affordability and green space: the challenge of building liveable cities

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Professor Helene Joffe (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) took part in a panel discussing how to make cities more liveable, commenting that social connectedness is a key part of the equation. Read: The Guardian

Brexit could push UK universities 'off a cliff edge', major committee report warns

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Written evidence published by the House of Commons Education Committee includes a warning from UCL that Brexit poses a “heightened reputational risk for UK education as a whole” and a call for the government to make up lost EU funds. Read: The Independent, More: Financial Times, The Guardian

Trump nominee to rekindle climate battle?

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Professor Arthur Petersen (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) is quoted saying the question of whether global temperature changes are related to human activity is settled beyond a reasonable doubt. Read: BBC News

Cosmopolitanism and Private Education

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Dr Claire Maxwell (UCL Institute of Education) discusses her research into the attitudes of privately-educated young women towards the idea of cosmopolitanism. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed'

Scientists still don’t understand the Anthropocene

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) writes about the Anthropocene Epoch, challenging the view that the epoch defined by extensive human impact on the planet began around 1950. Read: The Conversation

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