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

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Balancing protection of museum collections with visitor entertainment

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Simon Cane, director of UCL Culture, is interviewed about how museums can ensure the protection of priceless artefacts as they host events and expand programming to raise funds. Listen: BBC Radio 2 'Jeremy Vine' (from 1 hr 38 mins 20 secs)

Building a future for engineering

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A new UCL Engineering Science programme, designed with a recognition that engineers operate in a holistic society in which their work is subject to political, social and economic influences, is mentioned. Read: THE

Cosmic dark matter and energy balance – for now

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Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on how the universe's balance between dark matter and normal matter is likely only temporary. Read: New Scientist (£)

Study offers potential breakthrough in care of children with autism

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Professor emeritus Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) is quoted praising research into a new form of therapy shown to improve the symptoms and behaviour of autistic children. Read: The Guardian, More: The Telegraph

Getting aroused can change the way you see

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A new study by Micah Allen (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Professor Geraint Rees (Dean, UCL Faculty of Life Sciences) finds that an unconscious increase in arousal - exhibited by a rapid heartbeat and dilated pupils - distorts people's confidence in judging what they see. Read: Daily Mail

Heathrow airport has government approval, but is still a long way off

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Professor David Metz (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) writes about the next steps in the process to develop a new runway at Heathrow airport, and why it could still be numerous years before construction could begin. Read: The Conversation

UCL expert comment on EU referendum

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Round-up of recent comment from UCL experts relating to the EU referendum result.

Few setbacks after 100 days, but May's real test looms

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Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute) comments on how the Conservative government has shifted its agenda since Theresa May has become Prime Minister. Read: Deutsche Welle

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