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23 August 2013: Metaphorically literal

Professor John Sutherland (UCL English) said, "George Orwell was right: if you want to destroy democracy, impoverish the language."  BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight (from 40m 27s) More...

22 August 2013: Olympic effect? Primary school children fall behind on exercise

Research led by Professor Carol Dezateux (UCL Institute of Child Health) shows that half of the UK's 7 year-olds do not get enough exercise. Read: Independent More: UCL News Sky News Telegraph Guardian (1) (2) Times (£) Mail BBC BBC Wellcome Trust Metro The Voice MedXpress Listen: Radio 4 Today (1hr50m44s) 5Live (48min) Eastern Eye
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21 August 2013: NHS stop smoking services help 146,000 quit long-term

A team led by Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health ) examined the success of NHS services in combating smoking addictions. Read: Guardian More...

20 August 2013: Ancient Egyptians made jewellery from meteorites

Researchers - including lead Prof Thilo Rehren (UCL Qatar) - used x-ray techniques to determine that they were meteoric iron and not magnetite. Read: Telegraph More:Guardian Times(£) UCLNews LS Culture24 ABC IrishTimes More...

20 August 2013: Sight dominates sound, in music competition judging

Dr Chia-Jung Tsay (UCL Management, Science & Innovation) said: “When it comes to live performance, the visual experience can be the most influential aspect." Read: Telegraph More:Times(£) UCLNews LATimes Nature BBC NPR Australian Telegraph(2) Listen: BBCR4 (1hour 7mins) More...

19 August 2013: If b=bread, c=cheese and t=time, what is the point of all these formulae?

Dr Nick Ovenden (UCL Mathematics) said, "They distort perceptions of what proper mathematical research is about." Read: The Independent  More...

19 August 2013: Feeding the detectives

Dr Lucia Rinaldi (UCL Italian) joins Dan Saladino to look at how food has increasingly become a big ingredient in crime fiction. Listen: Food Programme: BBC Radio4, (from 6 mins) More...

16 August 2013: The secret to attracting females lies in a good wingman – in turkeys at least

Professor Judith Mank (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) explains her research into why, in turkeys at least, having a wingman is the secret to male beauty. Read: Telegraph More: UCL News Discover magazine LA Times French Tribune
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16 August 2013: The high street is not dead, just sleeping

Dr Ben Clifford (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) argues that with positive planning and a strong lead from local authorities the high street could still have a future. Read: The Conversation
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15 August 2013: Mad dash to frack Britain puts carbon targets in danger

"Even for a relatively seasoned observer of the antics of government, the recent performance over fracking, crowned by the prime minister’s comments about fracking his backyard, has been a wonder to behold," says Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute). Read: The Conversation More...

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