UCL in the media
On your head: I say, Carruthers, are we underpaying the natives?
Foreigners are paid up to 20 times the rate of the locals doing the same job in developing countries, leading to resentment, says Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Health Psychology).Read: Sunday Times (£)
To Boldly Go, Up
Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) looks at how unsuited human biology is to living on much of the planet.Watch: BBC 2's To Boldly Go
Royal Marines help capture 13 Somali pirates
The Royal Navy will be looking for partner states like Kenya or Seychelles to take on prosecution, says Dr Douglas Guilfoyle (UCL Laws).Listen: BBC Radio 4's Saturday PM (from 25mins 57s) More: BBC News
With today allegedly the most depressing day of the year, Dr Tali Sharot (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences) talks about the optimism bias within us all.Listen: BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour (from 13mins 56s)
Vitamin D 'improves eye sight of elderly'
Vitamin D supplements may have wide-ranging anti-ageing properties including the preservation of eyesight, according to research by UCL scientists.Read: Independent Telegraph Daily Mail Mirror Express PA More: BBSRC press release
Stop this password hell
Dr Sacha Brostoff (UCL Computer Science) comments on internet security, and the burden of complicated passwords.Read: Daily Mail
Retina cell growth measured by lasers
Professor Fred Fitzke (UCL Ophthalmology) comments on a new technique that has allowed cone cell growth in the eye to be recorded in real-time.Read: New Scientist
Should unfinished works be left untouched?
Professors John Sutherland and John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) comment following the BBC's attempt to finish Charles Dickens' half-written novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Read: BBC
Computer Science Literacy
Dr Sue Black (UCL Computer Science) talks about ICT/Computer Science education and Michael Gove's recent labelling of current ICT teaching as "harmful" and "boring".Listen: BBC Radio 4's Material World
Stem-cell research: Never say die
Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on the viability of humans therapies based on embryonic stem cells.Read: Nature