Archive of UCL in the media

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25 April 2013: Interdisciplinarity: Artistic merit

"The only way you get questions that have never really been asked before is to bring in different perspectives and question assumptions,” said Dr Beau Lotto (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). Read: Nature
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25 April 2013: Don’t waste your breath, husky voices are the most sexy

“What we found is that for males listening to females, they preferred the voice to be high-pitched — although not too high — and as breathy as possible,” said Dr Yi Xu (UCL Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences). Read: Times (£) More: Daily Mail Metro (no link) Smithsonian The Australian US News Globe & Mail Hindustan Times Telegraph Jagran Post Spiegel (German) Metro Canada Health Magazine India Times
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23 April 2013: Beat the bookies by training your brain to be as accurate as a computer

"Unlike machine systems, people's decisions are messy because they rely on whatever memories are retrieved by chance," said Professor Bradley Love (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences). Read: Daily Mail More: UCL News Counsel & Health CBC News
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23 April 2013: Nanotechnology: striking a balance between glorification and 'grey goo'

Emerging fields such as nanotechnology must resist the false dichotomy that says they're either marvellous or demonic, writes Professor Kostas Kostarelos (UCL Nanomedicine). Read: Guardian
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22 April 2013: Most popular surnames of Great Britain mapped

Alistair Leak (UCL Security & Crime Science) and Dr Muhammad Adnan (UCL Geography) have created a map of the most popular surnames around the UK. Read: Guardian More: Gizmodo Evening Standard Daily Mail Best Magazine Algemeiner Luton Today Listen: LBC Eastern Daily Press London Loves Business Grimsby Telegraph Ilford Recorder Scotsman Daily Record
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22 April 2013: Inside the Materials Library

“People say, what do you think of smart materials? I say, all materials are smart; you just haven’t asked the right questions,” said Dr Zoe Laughlin (UCL Institute of Making). Read: Telegraph
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22 April 2013: David Colquhoun, Twitter-addicted scourge of scientific quackery

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) is the take-no-prisoners debunker of pseudoscience on his unmissable blog. Read: Guardian
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22 April 2013: Been there, got the Higgs T-shirt. Now Cern scientists seek invisible dark matter

“It is like we have landed on a shore of new physics,” says Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Times (£) More: Herald Scotland Telegraph
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19 April 2013: Why is the zebrafish so important for genetic research?

"It's a compromise between having the complexity to model some of the things that we want to study - brain function, behaviour, ... - but also  the simplicity that we might be able to understand it," said Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). Listen: BBC Radio 4's Material World (from 11 mins)
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19 April 2013: MMR and me

I have a doctorate in physics. My wife has one in chemistry. We have an 11-year-old son, who should have got his MMR jab in 2003, writes Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy). Read: Guardian
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