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Concern raised over payment for fast-track peer review

Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) has announced that he has resigned from the editorial advisory panel for the journal Scientific Reports following concerns over a pilot project that allows researchers to pay for faster peer review. Read: Nature, More: Science

Teenagers and e-cigarettes

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains that most teenagers who have tried e-cigarettes do not tend to become regular users or smoke actual cigarettes. Listen: BBC Radio Stoke ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour 28 mins)

The end of poverty?

Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) discusses which policies could help reduce poverty and potentially end it within a generation. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 9 mins 50 secs)

Baby pain can have later-life effects

Speaking at the NZ Pain Society conference, Dr Suellen Walker (UCL Institute of Child Health) said that the old belief that babies experienced pain less than adults has been disproved. Read: New Zealand Herald

Online debate erupts to ask: is science broken?

A talk at UCL called ‘Is science broken? If so, how can we fix it?’ has sparked an online debate on how to improve the practice of science. Read: Nature

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