Latest headlines from UCL

Please note: we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. Although we try to ensure links are up to date, it is possible older links may break or expire.

Archive of UCL in the media

<< 2013 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2015 >>

31 January 2014: Explosive volcanoes light up Mercury’s deep past

Robin Wylie (UCL Earth Sciences) looks at how NASA's MESSENGER mission can help scientists understand the full complexity of Mercury’s surface. Read: The Conversation More...

30 January 2014: Explainer: whatever happened to the threat of peak oil?

Dr Christophe McGlade (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the the principles behind the peak oil debate and whether it is still, or ever was, a relevant subject. Read: The Conversation More...

30 January 2014: How quick reactions in middle-age point to a longer life

Those with slow reaction times are 25 per cent more likely to die early than those with average reaction times, a study led by Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson (UCL Institute of Child Health) has found. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post, New York Times More...

29 January 2014: Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

Professor Chris Mason (UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering) comments on the recent discovery that shocking blood cells with acid could trigger a transformation into stem cells. Read: BBC News, More: The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times (£), Independent, Daily Mail, New ScientistThe Scotsman, The Australian, Times of IndiaListen: BBC Radio 4 'The World Tonight' (from 41 mins), BBC Radio 4 'Six O'Clock News' (from 17 mins), BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science' (from 24 mins) More...

29 January 2014: Smoking In Cars With Children Ban Bid

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the proposed ban on smoking in cars where children are present. Watch: Sky News More...

28 January 2014: Medical advances at risk from attacks on patent system

Professors Sir Robin Jacob (UCL Faculty of Laws) and David Taylor (UCL Practice & Policy) comment on how medical advances risk being slowed by attacks on the global patent system. Read: Financial Times (£) More...

28 January 2014: E-cigarettes are too good to quit, but not for under 18s

Professor Robert West (UCL  Epidemiology & Public Health) discusses legislative plans to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under 18s. Read: The Conversation More...

28 January 2014: Messier 82 Supernova

Dr Steve Fossey (UCL Department of Physics & Astronomy) discusses the discovery by UCL staff and students of a supernova in Messier 82 and what we can learn from such a finding. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 1 hour 54 mins) More...

28 January 2014: DeepMind buy heralds rise of the machines

Professor Geraint Rees (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) comments on Google’s acquisition of DeepMind Technologies, describing Demis Hassabis as “a phenomenon”. Read: Financial Times, More: Telegraph, Watch: BBC London News (from 14 mins) More...

28 January 2014: Google buys British artificial intelligence firm DeepMind

DeepMind Technologies, a technology start-up co-founded by Dr Demis Hassabis (UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit), has been purchased by Google for £400 million. Read: Telegraph, More: Independent, The Times, City A.M, Evening Standard, Khaleej Times, Boston Globe, Economic TimesListen: BBC Radio 4 'PM' (from 26 mins) More...

<< 2013 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2015 >>