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Kajita and McDonald win Nobel physics prize for work on neutrinos

Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics, saying “The discovery opened up a whole field of neutrino physics which is still producing amazing science”. Read: Guardian

Confusing government policy biggest threat to UK clean energy

Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) says: “I can see no reason to go back [to centralised government control of energy] but I do think we have outgrown the idea that competition alone solves every problem in energy”. Read: Guardian

Romance and romanticism

Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) helps to explore the clusters of meanings, and differences between, the words romance and the Romantic poets, romanticism and the romance languages. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Word of Mouth’

The end of the people's car

Professor Bernhard Rieger (UCL History) looks at how Volkswagen lost its corporate soul. Read: Foreign Affairs

How we banished the pain of IBS for good

Professor Laurence Lovat (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) explains how the FODMAP approach can help people to understand which foods they need to avoid long term to alleviate symptoms of IBS. Read: Daily Mail

Is there life on Mars?

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Migration crisis

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