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30 January 2015: Tools and human evolution

Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Archaeology) explains how our ability to create tools to take us into new and hostile environments is the key to man's evolutionary journey. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’ More...

29 January 2015: Earthquakes

Following a series of earthquakes in Rutland in the East Midlands, Dr Joanna Faure Walker (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) explains the risk of earthquakes in the UK. Listen: BBC Radio 2 ‘Jeremy Vine’ (from 38 mins 30 secs) More...

28 January 2015: Britain to build £50m Holocaust memorial

A survey of 8,000 young Britons carried out by UCL Institute of Education for the prime minister’s Holocaust commission has identified “worrying gaps” in their knowledge. Read: The Times (£), More: Jewish Chronicle
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28 January 2015: Smithsonian Institution announces first major exhibition outside of the US at London's Olympic Park

America's prestigious Smithsonian Institution is to open its first major exhibition venue outside the US in London’s Olympic Park in 2021, joining UCL and other partners on the park's new “Olympicopolis” site. Read: Evening Standard, More: BBC News, Independent, Daily Mail, Newham Recorder, New York Times, New York Times (2), Washington Post, Australian
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28 January 2015: Pregnancy and smoking

Professor Allan Hackshaw (UCL CRUK Cancer Trials Centre) discusses the dangers of smoking during pregnancy. Listen: BBC Radio Derby ‘Dean Pepall’ (from 1 hour 43 mins) More...

28 January 2015: Planned London institute for infectious diseases gets support

The Bloomsbury Research Institute, a joint venture between UCL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has been awarded £7.5 million by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Read: Research Fortnight (£), More: UCL News
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27 January 2015: Why a bit of discomfort is good for you

Dr Fiona Johnson (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the link between obesity and room temperature. Read: Daily Mail More...

26 January 2015: How has technology changed us?

Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Archaeology) discusses how technology has changed us. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A History of Ideas’ (from 1 min) More...

26 January 2015: Psychologists seek roots of terror

A team led by Dr Noemie Bouhana (UCL Security & Crime Science) hopes to develop a computer model of the processes underlying radicalization and subsequent terrorist attacks. Read: Nature More...

26 January 2015: Genome hunter: Rare diseases make people want to help

Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses the 100,000 Genomes Project. Read: New Scientist More...

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