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The physics of a chocolate fountain

Adam Townsend and Dr Helen Wilson (UCL Mathematics) have used a mathematical model to explain that the falling 'curtain' of chocolate in a chocolate fountain pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension. Read: Daily Mail, More: Washington Post More...

Published: Nov 25, 2015 10:07:38 AM

Climate scientist Mark Maslin answers your questions

Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) answers listeners’ questions on climate change including questions on the future of aviation, kerosene and nuclear power. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’ More...

Published: Nov 25, 2015 9:51:04 AM

Adults prove they're better at multitasking than teenagers

Research led by Kathryn Mills (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has found that adults perform better at memory tasks while being distracted by social interactions than teenagers. Read: Daily Express, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph, Shropshire Star

Published: Nov 24, 2015 4:53:38 PM

Universities told to stop recruiting PE teacher trainees

Katharine Vincent (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the announcement that universities have already been told to stop recruiting trainee PE teachers for next year after reaching a newly-imposed cap level after just one month. Read: Schools Week More...

Published: Nov 24, 2015 3:30:42 PM

Numbers by nature

Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) explains the number senses of guppies. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Numbers by Nature’ (from 1 min 44 secs) More...

Published: Nov 24, 2015 2:11:53 PM