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30 September 2016: The Government has no excuse for not recognising genocide

On the anniversary of the Nuremburg trials' landmark decision, Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) writes an article criticising the UK government for not referring to ISIS' crimes against the Yazidi people in Iraq as a genocide. Read: Evening Standard More...

30 September 2016: Should we change the way we teach economics?

Changes to UCL's economics instruction to make classes more relevant to the real world, are mentioned. Read: Financial Times More...

30 September 2016: Hinkley Point C developers will face £7.2bn cleanup bill

Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on news that for the first time in the UK, the developers of a nuclear power plant will have to pay for its cleanup when it decommissions, saying the cost may be higher than predicted. Read: The Guardian More...

30 September 2016: How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

Dr Thomas Grisaffi (UCL Institute of the Americas) writes about how Bolivia deviated from the American-led crackdown on coca plants with a more successful harm reduction-oriented strategy that clearly differentiates the coca plant and the illegal drug cocaine. Read: The Conversation More...

29 September 2016: Did the working class really vote for Brexit?

Dr D'Maris Coffman (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) is interviewed about the impact of inequality and class divides on the EU referendum. Watch: BBC Two 'Newsnight' (from 29 mins 37 secs) More...

29 September 2016: Is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?

Dr Tom Pegram (UCL Political Science) co-writes an article about the Paris climate accord, drawing on his own research to assess whether the accord can still be effective if compromises are made for flexible wording. Read: Washington Post More...

29 September 2016: Elements: the Obscure Ones

Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) discusses what's interesting about some of the lesser-known elements. Listen: BBC World Service 'Business Daily' More...

29 September 2016: 6 Things To Do When Your Job Kills Your Curiosity

Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) co-writes an article of suggestions for how to maintain a curious mind. Read: Fast Company More...

29 September 2016: Give cities a seat at the top table

Dr Michele Acuto (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) writes about how cities could tackle the world's grand challenges, arguing for more funding for international networks of cities and for more opportunities for cities to be actively involved in global action. Read: Nature More...

29 September 2016: Reducing the risk of depression in patients with cardiovascular disease

Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discusses his research finding that people who suffer from depression after a heart attack are then more likely to have a second heart attack. Read: The Times (Raconteur) More...

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