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18 October 2018: Did they really all live happily ever after?

Probably not, if they regard the heroines of fairy tales as healthy female role models, says Dr Victoria Showunmi (UCL Institute of Education). According to Victoria, such stories put huge pressure on women, "as they believe that they should take up the western traditional role of being a woman.” Read: Independent More...

18 October 2018: Fun facts about quantum computing

Professor John Morton (UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology) says: “With 50 qubits you can solve problems beyond the fastest supercomputers today.” But what’s a qubit? Find out – Read: FT More...

18 October 2018: A third of BME university historians experience racial discrimination

Professor Margot Finn (UCL History) said research by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) on the experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) historians in UK universities showed bias and discrimination is "far more prevalent in UK university programmes than many historians have acknowledged." Read: Independent, More: The Times (£) More...

18 October 2018: Struggling to understand the global financial crisis

Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) recounts the confusion experienced by students and staff alike as the global financial crisis of 2008 gained momentum. Listen: BBC World Service, ‘The Compass’ (from 7 mins 30 secs).  More...

18 October 2018: The most common form of TB originated in Europe, finds report

The most common form of TB originated in Europe and was spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas by early European explorers, finds research co-authored by Professor Francois Balloux (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) and Dr Vegard Eldholm (Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and formerly UCL Genetics Institute). Read: iNews, More: Daily Mail, UCL News More...

17 October 2018: Lab-grown oesophagus has huge possibilities

A pioneering new study co-led by Dr Paola Bonfanti and Professor Paolo De Coppi (both UCL GOS Institute of Child Health) has seen researchers grow the world’s first oesophagus engineered from stem cells and successfully implant it into mice. Read: BBC News More...

17 October 2018: Harassment concerns for academics researching transgender issues

In a letter to The Guardian, academics express concerns about the harassment of researchers working on transgender issues. Signatories include Dr Julia Jordan (UCL English), Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), and Dr Ruth McGinty, Professor Judith Suissa and Professor Alice Sullivan (all UCL Institute of Education). Read: Guardian More...

17 October 2018: What ‘Big Brother’ housemates' drawings tell us about their character

Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences) analyses drawings by housemates in the 'Big Brother' reality tv show, challenging the audience to guess the artist. Watch: Channel 5 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' (from 21 mins, 36 secs) More...

17 October 2018: We can work it out - mental calculation discussed

Emeritus Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) discusses the mechanics of mental calculation and the various disciplines needed. Listen: BBC Radio 4, 'The Supercalculators' (from 17 mins 40 secs) More...

17 October 2018: Jean-Claude Juncker's claims on Galileo project disputed

The UK "could certainly have taken on" the Galileo space project, says Professor Alan Smith (UCL Space & Climate Physics), disputing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's claim that 'no single member state' could have achieved the project. Read: Express More...

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