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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

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

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)

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

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

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