UCL in the media
Creating standard units for grading the potency of cannabis, similar to those already used for alcohol, would result in significant improvements in the mental health of users, new research co-authored by Dr Adam Winstock (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has found.
The importance of communities in bringing up a child is often overlooked, and our collective responsibility for each other’s mental health should be celebrated, argues Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
The idea that the moon affects health & wellbeing is completely unproven and “pure nonsense,” explains Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology).
The proposal to ban eating food on public transport is an example of upper class paternalism and patronises normal people, argues Professor Alan Sokal (UCL Mathematics).
A team led by PhD student Ravi Desai and Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) detected an important type of molecule that helps produce complex organic material in Titan's hazy upper atmosphere.
A project which aims to use Lidar to map the world will be costly and may face trouble getting permission to map certain areas, explains Professor Mat Disney (UCL Geography).
Professor Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses the work of James Peebles, who has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, as well as discussing whether the prize accurately reflects modern science.
Dr Julie Norman (UCL Political Science) says that Islamic State would seek to take advantage of the instability caused by Turkey’s assault on Kurdish-held areas of Syria.