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23 April 2014: Legal avenues to fight climate change are limited, but growing

Professor Sharon Turner (UCL Laws) examines the growing number of legal options available for regulating and mitigating climate change. Read: The Conversation More...

23 April 2014: Why is there still no World Environment Organisation?

Lucien Georgeson (UCL Geography) discusses the need for a dedicated environmental organisation within the United Nations to help coordinate global environmental and climate change efforts. Read: The Conversation More...

23 April 2014: Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

Dr Beau Lotto and Professor Andrew Stockman (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) explain how we see and perceive colour and the impact of context upon it. Read: Telegraph More...

18 April 2014: If we want to save Ukraine, we need to call Vladimir Putin’s bluff

Russia’s bellicose president Vladimir Putin is not in quite as strong a position as it may appear and has unleashed forces he might not be able to control, writes Dr Andrew Wilson (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies). Read: Telegraph More...

18 April 2014: Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, study says

A study led by Professor Chris McManus (UCL Medical Education) found that the tests given to doctors trained abroad before they can practise in the UK are not tough enough to bring them in line with UK medical school graduates. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (1 hour 35 mins), More: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 51 mins). Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Times (£), Guardian, Daily Mail, Express, Independent, Herald Scotland, Scotsman More...

16 April 2014: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography) reviews Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Front Row' (from 15 mins 54 secs) More...

16 April 2014: NHS and Chinese Medicine

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposal for the NHS to adopt Traditional Chinese medicine. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Shelagh Fogarty' (from 36 mins 20 secs) More...

16 April 2014: How do children learn history?

Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) speaks to Education Secretary Michael Gove, teachers and pupils to investigate what history primary school pupils should study - and how it should be taught. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘How Do Children Learn History?’ More...

15 April 2014: Trying to be perfect could be ruining your health

Perfectionism can have a negative effect on health – including an increased risk of eating disorders. Professor Roz Shafran (UCL Neurosciences & Mental Health) explains why perfectionists are more likely to be binge eaters. Read: Daily Mail More...

15 April 2014: Study suggests link between fall in salt intake and drop in heart attack deaths

New research claims a drop in daily salt intake played an important role in lowering stroke and coronary heart disease fatalities but Professor Patrick Wolfe (UCL Statistical Science) says: “Plausibility of assumption does not equal evidence". Read: Guardian More...

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