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Children from wealthier families much more likely to secure grammar school places

Research reveals the huge advantage rich families gain by using private tutors in the race for grammar school places.  More...

Published: Mar 22, 2018 9:31:40 AM

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Neglect common in English care homes

The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England, led by UCL researchers, has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread. More...

Published: Mar 21, 2018 6:43:17 PM


World’s first room temperature maser using diamond developed

The world’s first continuous room-temperature solid-state maser has been developed by UCL and Imperial College London scientists. More...

Published: Mar 21, 2018 6:14:21 PM

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Children in lower social classes are up to 5kg heavier than more advantaged peers, new study finds

Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new UCL study has found. More...

Published: Mar 21, 2018 1:09:38 PM


Macaques choose stone tools based on own size and strength

Macaques appear to select stone tools to crack open oil palm nuts based on the size and strength of their own body, rather than the optimum weight and size of the stone, to make the process more efficient, according to new research led by UCL. More...

Published: Mar 21, 2018 10:16:27 AM


UCL to lead European mission to study new planets

UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission. More...

Published: Mar 20, 2018 3:23:25 PM