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10 July 2014: Neuroscientists ask for open review on the Human Brain Project
Researchers have requested an open review of the European Commission-funded initiative to simulate the human brain as they believe the money could be better spent on smaller grants for creative neuroscience research rather than one large computer simulation, says Professor Peter Latham (UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit). Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 50 mins)
9 July 2014: Capitalism doesn't mean more inequality
Thomas Piketty's popular theory that capitalism's current incarnation is leading to more inequality dsoesn't stack up, argues Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for Decision Making Uncertainty). Read: City AM
8 July 2014: Same genes 'drive maths and reading ability'
Research led by Dr Oliver Davis (UCL Genetics) finds that around half of the genes that influence a child's aptitude for reading also play a role in how easily they learn maths, suggesting that hundreds of subtle DNA changes in genes combine to help shape a child's performance in both. Read: Guardian, More: BBC News, Telegraph, Times (£), TES, UCL News
8 July 2014: GP prescriptions to tackle loneliness in elderly
Dr Helen Chatterjee (UCL Museums & Collections) comments on 'social prescribing' and its positive effects on health. Watch: BBC News
8 July 2014: Cycling does not cause infertility, British scientists find
Health myths which suggest cycling can lead to infertility and erectile
dysfunction have been debunked in new research led by Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Daily Telegraph
8 July 2014: Similar memories benefit from 'extra space' in brain
6 July 2014: Sir Michael Marmot on Desert Island Discs
6 July 2014: Enter the zone of euphoria
3 July 2014: What should politicians read on holiday?
3 July 2014: Wall Street
3 July 2014: How Twitter killed the water cooler
2 July 2014: Women’s groups save mothers and babies
2 July 2014: Making history
2 July 2014: Antibiotic resistance
1 July 2014: Rise of the U.S.
30 June 2014: Bogus academic claims tarnish Serbia’s ivory tower
27 June 2014: Gelotophobia: living a life in fear of laughter
27 June 2014: Nuclear blind man's buff