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24 September 2012: Mystery of Britain’s 'Franken-mummies’

Professor Mike Parker Pearson (UCL Archaeology) and colleagues have found that two 3,000-year-old human skeletons dug up in the Outer Hebrides are a jigsaw of at least six different people who died hundreds of years apart. Read: Telegraph More...

21 September 2012: Grimm appeal

Dr Mererid Puw Davies (UCL German) says that the original works by the Brothers Grimm were quite immoral, and featured arbitrary and quite bizarre punishments. Listen: BBC R4 The World Tonight (from 34 mins) More...

20 September 2012: Baby birth shock for soldier on Afghanistan deployment

Dr Anna David (UCL Institute of Women’s Health) talks about concealed pregnancies following news that a British servicewoman has given birth to a baby boy in Afghanistan having not realised she was pregnant. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 1 hr 45 mins) More: BBC News More...

20 September 2012: Arctic ice reaches lowest level

Dr Seymour Laxon (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on the decline of Arctic sea ice following announcement that it has reached its lowest level since records began. Watch: Channel 4 News More...

20 September 2012: Charlie Hebdo – more anti-Islamic than anti-clerical

Magazine aims to reassert its early secular leftwing credentials but in the current climate of religious prejudice these cartoons are not helpful, says Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL French). Read: Guardian More...

18 September 2012: Starlight from eight billion years ago captured on camera

"The achievement of first light through the Dark Energy Camera brings us a step closer to understanding dark energy, one of the biggest mysteries in the whole of physics,” says Professor Ofer Lahav (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Telegraph More: Daily Mail The Engineer More...

17 September 2012: Wikipedia gets makeover to give recognition to science's female pioneers

"I was completely astonished that the bias exists," said Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), who is leading the project. "This issue pervades all age groups.” Read: Independent More: BBC News More...

14 September 2012: Voyager 1 reaches edge of Solar System

After 35 years in space, Voyager 1 is reaching the edge of the Solar System as Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) explains. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Material World' (from 16 mins 30 secs)
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14 September 2012: Work stress 'raises heart risk'

A study by academics in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health finds that "job strain" is linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease. Read: BBC News More: Guardian Daily Telegraph Independent Daily Mail UCL News BBC Radio 4 'Today'
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13 September 2012: Sporting chance

Professor Yvonne Rydin (UCL Environment Institute) comments on the health aspects of urban renewal: “Everybody agrees urban areas have the potential to improve health... We know what we need to do, but institutions are still not doing it.” Read: FT (£) More...

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