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Media headlines

Five ways smartphones have changed money forever

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on impacts of smartphones, including affecting online shopping, contactless payments and the gig economy. Read: The Telegraph

Tower block residents refuse to leave their homes after Grenfell disaster

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Dr James Thompson (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on the evacuation of residents of towers in need of renovations to replace the exterior cladding. Read: The Telegraph

Corbyn surge raises hopes that Mexico might soon have a friend in No 10

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Étienne von Bertrab (UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit) comments on what Jeremy Corbyn has been saying about Mexican politics. Read: The Guardian

Why do I hate the sound of my own voice?

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Professor Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) comments on why people are often surprised to hear how their own voices sound. Read: TIME, More: Metro

The 14-year-old couple who committed murder twice

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Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on potential reasons why young children commit violent crimes. Read: The Times

Europe doesn’t need American climate scientists. It needs American climate data

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Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) says it is too early to anticipate the full impact of Trump’s policies, but if the proposed budget cuts go into effect, there could be more interest among scientists and researchers to take up offers in Europe. Read: Bloomberg

Five ways politicians can win over young voters

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Dr Avril Keating (UCL Institute of Education) comments on which political issues are important to young people. Read: BBC News

Mental health services are failing young autistic people

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Professor Liz Pellicano and Laura Crane (UCL Institute of Education) write about the problem of mental illness in young people with autism. Read: The Conversation

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