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17 July 2013: How do you work out the size of a crowd?

Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Mathematics) explains why estimating the size of a crowd - such as Obama's inauguration reception - is difficult business. Watch: BBC News More...

17 July 2013: Spacewalk aborted after water leak

Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology) suggested, "I doubt he was in any danger of drowning, but this could have caused problems for the mission, and there were good reasons to abort..." Read: The Guardian More...

16 July 2013: What is the meaning of the 'vampire graves' unearthed in Poland?

Dr Tim Beasley-Murray (UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies) says the root of the vampire legend goes right back to ancient Egypt and Greece. Read: The Guardian More...

16 July 2013: Royal baby will keep the law makers busy

Professor Robert Hazell (Department of Political Science), says that: "The British Parliament has changed the law to ensure that the eldest child will succeed, whether a boy or a girl. But the law has not been brought into force." Read: Evening Standard More...

16 July 2013: Are you a victim of the hunger gene?

In her recent study, Dr Rachel Batterham, (UCL Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics), suggested that some of us were simply "biologically programmed to eat more."    Read: Daily Telegraph More: Mail Huffington Post New Scientist BBC Reuters NBC China Post More...

15 July 2013: Why ignorant racists still flourish in multicultural Italy

Italy is changing – but the racist 'joke' made about minister Cécile Kyenge shows why progress is so painfully slow, says Professor John Foot (UCL Italian). Read: Guardian More...

12 July 2013: Board stiff? No surprise, he's a 181yr-old corpse

The ‘spiritual founder’ of UCL can usually be found in a cabinet in a university corridor. But he was moved earlier this week to mark the last council meeting attended by retiring provost Sir Malcolm Grant.Read: Metro More: UCL News More...

11 July 2013: Camden calls in Google to help its children learn computer coding

Camden will be the first local authority in England to introduce computer programming clubs in all of its 41 maintained primary schools, with help from volunteers from UCL & Google. Read: Standard More: UCL News More...

11 July 2013: Speedy tsunami seen on Sun's surface

Dr David Long (UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics) reacts to satellites picking up a "tsunami" spreading on the surface of the Sun. Read: BBC News More: UCL News Fox News Los Angeles Times Wired More...

11 July 2013: Smoking and drinking heavily slows down brain

Dr Gareth Hagger-Johnson's (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) recent research suggests the brains of smokers who were also heavy drinkers age prematurely. Read: Sky News More: UCL News Huffington Post Medscape News-Medical Business Standard More...

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