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21 June 2012: Life: is it inevitable or just a fluke?

If life arises wherever conditions are right, why haven't we heard from aliens, asks Dr Nick Lane (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment)? Read: New Scientist More...

21 June 2012: Pottery shards put a date on Africa’s dairying

Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on the discovery that North Africans may have been making yoghurt 7,000 years ago, suggesting a way that the region’s inhabitants may have evolved to tolerate milk as adults. Read: Nature More...

21 June 2012: The microwave: Ping for your supper

“Anything that makes our lives easier is bound to be popular,” says Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Health). “The problem is that we aren’t very good at living in an environment where there’s lots of food.” Read: Times (£) More...

20 June 2012: Smartphone trial to capture Heathrow flight noise

Christian Nold (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) talks about how residents living under the Heathrow flightpath are taking part in a trial to record the level of aircraft noise using smartphone technology. Read: BBC News More...

19 June 2012: Why the primordial soup may be an alien concoction

Dr Lewis Dartnell (UCL Space & Climate Physics) comments on the origins of life on earth, and the idea that life was 'delivered' from other planets. Read: Telegraph More...

19 June 2012: Peta FLOpS and supercomputers

Professor Steven Bishop (UCL Mathematics) talks about the fastest computer ever, and how supercomputers can benefit society. Watch: Channel 4 News More...

18 June 2012: ‘Soft power’ of universities could raise UK status abroad

Universities could play a vital role in improving Britain’s future by bringing their expertise to countries such as China and India, says Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President & Provost). Read: Evening Standard More...

18 June 2012: Art of science: extremely small, incredibly close

Robert Ludlow (UCL Advanced Information Services Centre) is one of the UCL winners of a Wellcome Image Award for his picture of an epileptic patient’s brain prior to surgery. Read: Guardian More...

14 June 2012: Girl, 10, has vein made from her own stem cells successfully transplanted

Prof. Martin Birchall (UCL Ear Institute) says procedure may get cheaper as medical companies produce protein scaffolds more efficiently. Read: Guardian More: BBC Telegraph Independent Scotsman Reuters More...

14 June 2012: Green man 'too fast for slow elderly'

Four in five pensioners cannot cross the road quickly enough to use a pedestrian crossing safely, according to research led by Dr Laura Asher (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BBC More: Telegraph Mail Express BBC R5 Live UCL News More...

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