UCL in the media
The Conservative manifesto is likely to mention science funding as it’s “quite cheap and you get lots of PR bang for your buck,” explains Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies).
The new, state-of-the-art Perren telescope was unveiled at the UCL Observatory by Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees, to celebrate 90 years since the observatory was first opened by then Astronomer Royal, Sir Frank Watson Dyson.
Learning outdoors can help children's learning and behaviour, according to a new study by Prof Michael Reiss & Dr Richard Sheldrake (both UCL Institute of Education) in which children reported better relationships with peers after a lesson outside.
A study by PhD candidate Alexander Koch, Professor Mark Maslin and Dr Chris Brierley (UCL Geography) concludes that the colonisation of America in the 15th century killed so many people that it disturbed the Earth’s climate.
As driverless vehicles wouldn’t need to park in central locations and could theoretically reduce the amount of cars on the road, central parking space could be re-used for other purposes, explains Dr Tom Cohen (UCL Civil, Evironmental & Geomatic Engineering).
White British youths living in more ethnically diverse deprived neighbourhoods have better mental health than those living in “white working-class” neighbourhoods, a new study led by Dr Stephen Jivraj (UCL Epidemiology & Health) has found.
Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) argues that, while stabilising the global population is not a solution to climate change, it is necessary given the immense impact further population growth would have on the planet.