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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography) reviews Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Front Row' (from 15 mins 54 secs)

NHS and Chinese Medicine

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposal for the NHS to adopt Traditional Chinese medicine. Listen: BBC RAdio 5 Live 'Shelagh Fogarty' (from 36 mins 20 secs)

How do children learn history?

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Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) speaks to Education Secretary Michael Gove, teachers and pupils to investigate what history primary school pupils should study - and how it should be taught. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘How Do Children Learn History?’

Trying to be perfect could be ruining your health

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Perfectionism can have a negative effect on health – including an increased risk of eating disorders. Professor Roz Shafran (UCL Neurosciences & Mental Health) explains why perfectionists are more likely to be binge eaters. Read: Daily Mail

Study suggests link between fall in salt intake and drop in heart attack deaths

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New research claims a drop in daily salt intake played an important role in lowering stroke and coronary heart disease fatalities but Professor Patrick Wolfe (UCL Statistical Science) says: “Plausibility of assumption does not equal evidence". Read: Guardian

Top academic says Britain lags behind the US in research and innovation

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Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) explains the importance of innovation in maintaining Britain's academic standing and emphasises the importance of nurturing undergraduates' research skills. Read: South China Morning Post 

Businesses need better understanding of built environment

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A UCL Bartlett report has found that business leaders need to invest in sustainability and infrastructure in the built environment if they want to remain competitive on a global scale. Read: The Guardian, More: edieEnergy, FMJ

E-cigarettes full of puff as user numbers triple to 2.1m

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) says: "About 85% of people using e-cigarettes are smokers trying to quit". Read: Sunday Times (£)

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