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Football on the brain

Research led by Professor Vincent Walsh (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) aims to discover what sets elite athletes apart in psychology and behaviour from the rest of us. Read: New Scientist (£)

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Meet Robert, the alien hunting AI

A team led by Dr Ingo Waldmann (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has developed a deep belief neural network, called RobERt, which is trained to search exoplanets for signs of life. Read: Daily Mail

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How mammals took over the world

A study by Dr Thomas Halliday, Professor Anjali Goswami (both UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Professor Paul Upchurch (UCL Earth Sciences) has found that our ancestors evolved three times faster in the 10 million years after the extinction of the dinosaurs than in the previous 80 million years. Read: Daily Mail, More: i, UCL News

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What the deuce, Watson?

Dr Peter Bentley (UCL Computer Science) says IBM will face stiff competition for its computer system, Watson, in the field of social-media analysis from a number of specialist firms. Read: The Economist

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A prescription for poverty

Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) comments on a family physician run project in Canada that aims to treat social problems as well as medical ones. Read: BMJ

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Brain drain fears after Brexit vote

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) and Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost, Research) comment on Twitter about the impact leaving the EU may have on Higher Education. Read: THE (£)

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