UCL in the media
1 June 2015: Entrepreneurs sink their teeth into gaming
UCL start-up Playbrush, co-founded by UCL alumnus Paul Varga (UCL MSc Technology Entrepreneurship 2014) and winner of a UCL Advances Bright Ideas Award, is helping to motivate children to brush their teeth by transforming toothbrushes into gaming controllers. Read: Financial Times
1 June 2015: Slowly and steadily, Somaliland builds its health system
Dr Michael Walls (UCL Development Planning Unit) says: “Somaliland's lack of recognition as an independent country means donors give to civil society although there is now a quasi-budget support system”. Read: Lancet
1 June 2015: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo
Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) says it is not surprising that Virgin Galactic has faced difficulties in getting a spacecraft to work reliably and safely. Watch: BBC Two ‘Newsnight’ (from 17 mins 30 secs)
1 June 2015: The middle Pliocene gets crowded
Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) explains why newly discovered hominin fossils suggest that species diversity may have been as high during early human evolution as in later periods. Read: Nature
1 June 2015: Job hunting, Tinder style
Commenting on the launch of a Tinder-style app for jobseekers, Professor Tomas Chamorro Premuzic (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) says that while the format is popular, it isn’t always appropriate. Read: Guardian
1 June 2015: Is this a glimpse of Earth’s future?
29 May 2015: Back to the future
29 May 2015: Fruit snacks 'contain more sugar than sweets'
29 May 2015: Isis shoots 20 prisoners in Palmyra’s Roman theatre
28 May 2015: How did my dad's Uber account get hacked?
28 May 2015: Bartlett demolition phase completes
28 May 2015: Launch of Open Access UCL Press
28 May 2015: The Science of Glass
28 May 2015: My Head
27 May 2015: Constitutional bills
27 May 2015: Churchill: When Britain Said No