UCL in the media
Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit), who is leading research on how a referendum process should work in Ireland, suggests four separate votes would be best, with a confirmatory poll on both sides of the border.
A team led by Dr Angelos Tsiaras, Dr Ingo Waldmann and Professor Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) used data from the ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope to analyse the starlight filtered through the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18b, revealing the molecular signature of water.
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The Central Line between Liverpool Street and Bethnal Green and the Northern Line between Camden Town and Euston reach almost 109dB at times, loud enough to damage people’s hearing. Dr Joseph Sollini (UCL Ear Institute) said the findings were “concerning”.
Claims that informant Oleg Smolenkov is an alcoholic who never had access to Putin are a standard part of spycraft. “The hope – probably vain – is to cast doubt in the minds of the other side,” explains Honorary Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic & European Studies).
Proving their potential in the First World War, submarines have been a key part of navies ever since. Professor David Andrews (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses their design, including how they move, how they deal with water pressure and how nuclear submarines are powered.
One in five women report sex discrimination and these women are more likely to develop poorer mental health after the experience, according to a new study by Dr Ruth Hackett and Dr Sarah Jackson (UCL Epidemiology & Health Care).
Dr Will Mandy (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains that there are far more women and girls with autism than doctors have realised, as the condition is often seen as something largely affecting males.
Professor Helen Bedford (UCL GOS Institute of Child Health) expresses concerns over making vaccinations mandatory, saying there is “no body of evidence that it works”. In a separate interview, she suggests NHS reforms may help to explain falling vaccination rates.
Dr Catherine Houlihan (UCL Infection & Immunity), who has been treating Ebola patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says an experimental vaccine V920, developed with DFID, "has changed the path of the outbreak."