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Archive of Media headlines

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Nepal quake kills more than 1,800 and spreads terror on Everest

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Commenting on the Nepal earthquake, Dr Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) says: “The earthquake is the nightmare scenario which we have long discussed and wondered if we could make major improvements before a catastrophe occurred”. Read: Guardian

Say hello to Generation K: why today's teens are terrified about everything

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Professor Noreena Hertz (Office of the UCL Vice-Provost, Research) has identified Generation K - a new, hyper-aware and supremely anxious generation. Read: Telegraph

As Hubble telescope reaches its quarter century 25 facts about it

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Commenting on the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope launch, Dr Francisco Diego (UCL Physics & Astronomy) says: “With unprecedented detail these decorated front pages of news- papers and magazines worldwide”. Read: Mirror

Nepal earthquake: A shocking disaster in one of the most remarkable countries on earth

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Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) examines the damage caused by the Nepal earthquake and explains how we can help. Read: Independent

Police can now tell identical twins apart – just melt their DNA

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Dr Georgina Meakin (UCL Security & Crime Science) comments on a new technique that can quickly and cheaply pin a DNA sample to a particular twin. Read: New Scientist

Hubble captured the throes of a dying star, V838 Moncerotis

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Professor Raman Prinja (UCL Physics & Astronomy) examines Hubble’s images of the dying star V838 Moncerotis. Read: The Conversation

Under fire on all sides: what fate for Ofsted?

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Professor Chris Husbands and Professor Dylan Wiliam (both UCL Institute of Education) comment on the criticisms faced by Ofsted. Read: TES

Yellowstone earthquakes reveal a volcanic system four times bigger than we thought

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Robin Wylie (UCL Earth Sciences) explains how the discovery of a massive magma reservoir beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano could help us understand the deep structure of volcanoes. Read: The Conversation

Lancet medical journal under attack for 'extremist hate propaganda'

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Professor Sir Mark Pepys (UCL Medicine) is leading a protest against The Lancet and its publisher Reed Elsevier for its “grossly irresponsible misuse of [the journal] for political purposes”. Read: Independent

Genes in a bottle: why DNA testing is the new frontier in health and fitness

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Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on the range of personalised DNA testing kits available, saying we could “argue the rights and wrongs of such companies but I suspect that ship has sailed”. Read: Evening Standard

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