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21 December 2012: Apocalypse tomorrow

Dr Francisco Diego (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and Professor Liz Graham (UCL Archaeology) talk about the Mayan’s apocalyptic prophesies, and other ways the world could end. Watch: Channel 4 News More: BBC 5 Live (from 1hr 56mins) More...

21 December 2012: How life emerged from deep-sea rocks

Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and colleagues have fleshed out the detail on how the first cells might have evolved in these vents, and escaped their deep sea lair. Read: Nature More...

20 December 2012: The Puzzle of Proto-Elamite

Professor Mark Ronan (UCL Mathematics) describes new efforts at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, to decode the world’s oldest undeciphered language. Read: History Today More...

20 December 2012: Mayan apocalypse: Where to see out the end of the world in London

Professor Elizabeth Graham (UCL Archaeology) comments on the Mayan’s apocalyptic prophecies. “Did they explicitly say the world was going to end on that day? No, “ she added. Read: Metro More...

19 December 2012: Why we couldn’t back a Bill that strips us of our rights

We oppose a UK Bill of Rights that is not supported by the whole of the UK, that will be used to strip people of basic rights and decouple the UK from the European Convention, says Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws). Read: Independent More...

18 December 2012: If only Marx had used emoticons

There is something about email that turns irony, wit and style into trouble. But could misunderstandings be avoided by using little winky faces? No, says Jonathan Wolff (UCL Philosophy). Read: Guardian More...

18 December 2012: Fetal healing: Curing congenital diseases in the womb

Drs Simon Waddington and Anna David (UCL Maternal & Fetal Medicine) talk about fetal trials, and curing diseases in the womb. Read: New Scientist More...

17 December 2012: Farewell to The Killing: those Danish queries answered

How bad is the financial crisis in Denmark? Does it really rain that much? And what are Danes going to watch after Sarah Lund's final scenes? UCL's Scandinavian Studies department give us some answers. Read: Guardian More...

17 December 2012: Landmark climate change report leaked online

Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences) says that sceptics' reading of the draft was incorrect: "Alex Rawls' interpretation of what IPCC5 says is quite simply wrong," he said. Read: Guardian More: Independent More...

17 December 2012: Piltdown Man: A hoaxer still pursued

"We want to go back to the original records of the excavations, to follow the logic of Dawson and others involved and to see these deposits with modern archaeological and geological eyes," says Dr Matt Pope (UCL Archaeology). Read: BBC News More...

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