UCL in the media
2 March 2015: Super-dipoles linked to chloroform’s outstanding solvent properties
A team led by Dr Christoph Salzmann (UCL Chemistry) has used neutron diffraction to gain insight into the microscopic structure of liquid chloroform. Read: Chemistry World
2 March 2015: Tiny volcanic cracks ‘incubated’ ancient DNA
Dr Matthew Powner (UCL Chemistry) comments on new research into the role tiny pores within volcanic rocks played in driving the evolution of longer genetic sequences. Read: Chemistry World
2 March 2015: Wanted: 80,000 British babies for massive study
The Life Study has been launched by a team led by Professor Carol Dezateux (UCL Institute of Child Health) and aims to follow 80,000 children throughout their lives. Read: Nature (£)
2 March 2015: Adoption chiefs' U-turn over e-cigarettes
Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on new recommendations
from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering that agencies should consider e-cigarettes as different
to tobacco cigarettes. Read: Daily Mail, More: Times (£)
27 February 2015: Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'
Explaining why people may perceive different colours in a photograph, Dr Beau Lotto (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) says: "the brain has evolved not to see absolutes, but to see the difference between things." Read: BBC News, More: Times (£), Listen: BBC 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 28 mins 40 secs), BBC World Service ‘The Newsroom’ (from 20 mins 54 secs), BBC Radio Scotland ‘Newsdrive’ (from 33 mins 10m secs)
27 February 2015: Islamic State 'destroys ancient statues in Iraq'
27 February 2015: Does the UK do enough to help its creative industries succeed?
26 February 2015: Security services aim to mend relationship with academics
26 February 2015: Out of the loop: why lay views of science are heard but not obeyed
26 February 2015: Kew Gardens unveils science strategy
26 February 2015: Britain's brightest leaving in brain drain
25 February 2015: Elements: Chromium
25 February 2015: Daily pill Truvada cuts spread of HIV by 86%
24 February 2015: You can’t catch a cold from kissing but don’t hold hands
24 February 2015: New warning over booze in pregnancy
24 February 2015: Thousands sacrifice their privacy to help DNA study
23 February 2015: Jon Snow's negative experience on skunk is very understandable
22 February 2015: Pass it on: the secret of my huge success
22 February 2015: To vape or not to vape? More and more just say no…
21 February 2015: Urgent call for new drugs to treat causes of Parkinson’s
21 February 2015: Is the air in your holiday plane poisoning you?
21 February 2015: Depression and diabetes increase risk of dementia
20 February 2015: E-cigarettes save lives
20 February 2015: Cannabis in the UK