Archive of UCL in the media

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31 October 2013: Britain faces 'public health time bomb'

"We are failing too many of our children, women and young people on a grand scale," said Professor Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public). "Health inequality, arising from social and economic inequalities, are socially unjust, unnecessary and avoidable." Read: Telegraph More: Independent BBC News Scotsman Daily Mail Express New Scientist More...

31 October 2013: LUX results: Dark matter hunt nears final phase

Dr Chamkaur Ghag (UCL Physics & Astronomy) comments on the recent results from LUX, and the search for dark matter, the enigmatic substance thought to make up a quarter of our Universe. Read: BBC News More: UCL News BBC World Service Science in Action (from 8 mins) More...

30 October 2013: Reindeer’s eye colour rings the changes

Reindeer change their eye colour from gold in the summer to blue in the winter to help them to see in the gloomy Arctic, according to new research by Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and colleagues. Read: The Times (£) More: Wired UK FT (£) More...

29 October 2013: £5 note could hold key to advancement of quantum computing

The blue pigment found on £5 notes could hold the key to furthering the development of quantum computers, according to new research by Dr Marc Warner (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology). Read: Wired UK More: New York Times Physics World More...

29 October 2013: Swaddling babies 'causes hip problems'

“I would advise that if a baby needs to be wrapped up to get off to sleep that parents do this in a sympathetic and loose manner, and not tight especially around the babies’ hips," says Dr Alastair Sutcliffe (UCL Institute for Child Health). Read: Telegraph More: Guardian Times (£) Daily Mail Mirror AFP More...

29 October 2013: Student entrepreneur gets on his electric bike to woo commuters

A revolutionary new electric bike will soon hit cycle paths across Britain, after funding from UCL helped Polish postgraduate student Marcin Piatkowski (UCL Advances) peddle his invention. Read: Telegraph More: BikeBiz TechCity News More...

28 October 2013: Stick it to them: the way to deal with fussy eaters

Dr Lucy Cooke (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) talks about Tiny Tastes, a programme aimed at fussy eaters which uses stickers and a point-scoring system to encourage children to eat their greens. Read: Telegraph More: Express More...

28 October 2013: Palaeoanthropology: Small-brained and big-mouthed

A complete hominin cranium found at the archaeological site of Dmanisi shows remarkably primitive morphology, prompting its discoverers to propose that early forms of the genus Homo evolved as a single, highly variable lineage, says Professor Fred Spoor (UCL Cell and Developmental Biology). Read: Nature News More...

28 October 2013: Navigating 3D London by pigeon

Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL CASA) explains how the tool can be used to navigate through London's streets and live data feeds. Watch: BBC News More...

25 October 2013: Faces are sculpted by 'junk DNA'

Professor Peter Hammond (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on a study which has identified thousands of regions in the genome that control the activity of genes for facial features. Read: Guardian More...

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