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4 September 2015: Celebrating science at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

UCL, in collaboration with the EPSRC, organised the two day Spark Festival to celebrate engineering and science at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Read: Newham Recorder More...

4 September 2015: Professional bodies should provide accreditation of healthcare services to improve patient safety

Narinder Kapur (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) says bodies such as the UK royal colleges and related professional organisations should develop systems for peer review of clinical services to drive up quality. Read: BMJ More...

4 September 2015: Homework

Professor Sue Hallam (UCL Institute of Education) looks at the effectiveness of homework. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Daily’ (from 1 hour 44 mins) More...

4 September 2015: Boosting your child's IQ

Professor Yvonne Kelly (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the impact irregular bedtimes can have on children’s cognitive abilities. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Bringing Up Britain’ (from 27 mins 15 secs) More...

4 September 2015: Too much time in space is threat to astronauts’ health

Professor Arne Akbar (UCL Infection & Immunity) comments on a study which has suggested that astronauts may be at greater risk of disease as time spent in space significantly hampers their immune system. Read: Times (£) More...

4 September 2015: Overly-controlling parents cause their children lifelong psychological damage

A lifelong study led by Dr Mai Stafford (MRC Unit for Lifelong Heallth & Ageing) has found that those who perceived their parents as more caring and less psychologically controlling during their childhood were likely to be happier and more satisfied throughout their lives. Read: Independent, More: BBC News, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Mirror
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3 September 2015: 'Devil's breath' aka scopolamine: can it really zombify you?

Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the effects of scopolamine, a substance that has been blamed for thousands of crimes in South America. Read: Guardian More...

3 September 2015: Scientists reveal there are 3tn trees in the world in latest count

Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) says that a new study which estimates the number of trees in the world at 3tn is important but does not show that there are more trees than previously thought as the earlier estimate had not been peer-reviewed. Read: Guardian More...

2 September 2015: Purdah explained by Prof Robert Hazell

Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) explains what is meant by the term “purdah” in politics and how it could affect government "spin" and "good news stories" ahead of the vote. Listen: BBC News More...

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