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Human consciousness in the lab

Dr Selina Wray (UCL Institute of Neurology) discusses the ethics of research on human brain tissue. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hr 16 mins 46 secs) More...

Published: Apr 26, 2018 12:31:59 PM

Gaia telescope's 'book of the heavens' takes shape

Professor Mark Cropper and Dr George Seabroke (UCL Space & Climate Physics) are part of a UCL team that has helped map the positions and distances of over one billion stars in our Milky Way Galaxy as part of the European Space Agency's Gaia mission. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News, The Conversation More...

Published: Apr 26, 2018 11:08:10 AM

Interview: Meet Mariana Mazzucato, big-state capitalism’s new champion

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) is interviewed by the Spectator, where she is labelled as one of the world's leading public intellectuals. Read: Spectator More...

Published: Apr 26, 2018 11:01:41 AM

Scientists find more gorillas in West Africa than they expected - but also warn of a rapid decline

Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology) has criticised a study that has surveyed gorillas in West Africa, saying the method of 'counting nests' was an unreliable way to count gorilla numbers. Read: Sky News, More: Washington Post More...

Published: Apr 26, 2018 10:47:17 AM

Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

Professor Tim Cole (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) argues for the continued relevance of BMI as a way of measuring obesity. Read: BBC News More...

Published: Apr 26, 2018 10:35:21 AM