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E-cigarettes 'dramatically increase chances' of teens graduating to tobacco

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) weighs in to a debate about the link between e-cigarettes and smoking, saying there is no evidence of a 'causal connection.' Read: ITV News More...

Published: Aug 18, 2017 10:46:19 AM

Why the very idea of ‘screen time’ is muddled and misguided

Dr Natalia Kucirkova (UCL Institute of Education) writes that 'screen time' is an outdated and misguided shorthand for all the different ways of interacting, creating and learning through screen-based technologies. Read: The Conversation More...

Published: Aug 17, 2017 5:06:29 PM

Desert Island Discs: Professor Kevin Fong

Kirsty Young's castaway is Professor Kevin Fong, a senior lecturer in UCL Physiology and Honorary Professor in UCL Science Technology Engineering & Public Policy. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Desert Island Discs' More...

Published: Aug 17, 2017 1:57:08 PM

Gold was chemically destined to be money all along

Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains why gold is the best possible candidate for a currency of any value. Read: Forbes More...

Published: Aug 17, 2017 12:33:53 PM

'Once a cheater, always a cheater' is true

A study by Dr Neil Garrett (UCL Brain Sciences) finds that even if a cheater feels guilty about lying the first time, they are less likely to experience the same level of regret the next time around, facilitating serial cheating. Read: MailOnline More...

Published: Aug 17, 2017 12:16:22 PM