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People match confidence levels to make decisions in groups

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Teamwork

When trying to make a decision with another person, people tend to match their confidence levels, which can backfire if one person has more expertise than the other, finds a new study led by UCL and University of Oxford researchers.

How RNA formed at the origins of life

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An intertidal hydrothermal vent

A single process for how a group of molecules called nucleotides were made on the early Earth, before life began, has been suggested by a UCL-led team of researchers.

Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

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Campi Flegrei update

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the Vesuvius Observatory in Naples.

Type 2 diabetes genetic mapping identifies new ‘loci’

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type 2 diabetes

Scientists are closer to understanding the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes by identifying 111 new chromosome locations (‘loci’) on the human genome that indicate susceptibility to the disease, according to a UCL-led study in collaboration with Imperial College London.

Ill-gotten gains are worth less in the brain

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Cash

The brain responds less to money gained from immoral actions than money earned decently, reveals a new UCL-led study.

UCL climbs Complete University Guide table

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Students on portico steps

UCL has risen another three places – from 10th to 7th – in The Complete University Guide’s main league table for 2018, published today.

Revolutionary method reveals impact of short circuits on battery safety

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exploding battery

How lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries behave under short-circuit conditions can now be examined using a new approach developed by a UCL-led team to help improve reliability and safety.

Brain's "hand area" used by other body parts in people born with one hand

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Study participants

The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

How gut bacteria change cancer drug activity

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Gut bacteria

The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients.

Life skills are important for wellbeing in later life

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Happy seniors

Life skills, such as persistence, conscientiousness and control, are as important to wealth and wellbeing in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to new research led by UCL.

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