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Innovation - Economics / Business - 05.06.2020

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 05.06.2020
Most deprived children face biggest risk of unemployment
Children growing up in jobless households will be less likely to gain employment in an economic recession, according to a new cross-European study led by UCL and the University of Bath.

Social Sciences - Innovation - 05.06.2020
The neurobiology of social distance: why loneliness may be the biggest threat to survival
An interdisciplinary team of academics based in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford have launched a new report called: 'Citizenship in a Networked Age: An Agenda for Rebuilding Ou

Environment - Health - 05.06.2020
Plastic: the new fantastic?
On World Environment Day, hear how Cambridge researchers are working towards eliminating plastic waste and making best use of one of the most successful materials ever invented. As a chemist I look at plastic and I see an extremely useful material that is rich in chemicals and energy - a material that shouldn't end up in landfills and pollute the environment Erwin Reisner Plastic has become a malevolent symbol of our wasteful society.

Health - Social Sciences - 05.06.2020
New resources on talking to children about illness and death during the COVID-19 pandemic | University of Oxford
The news that children currently face may seem almost unspeakable. But, together, we must find words, and ways, to give voice to their experience and prevent millions of children struggling with their fears and uncertainty alone.

Environment - 05.06.2020
Reveals Bristol won't reach 2030 carbon neural target without major transport transformation
Reveals Bristol won’t reach 2030 carbon neural target without major transport transformation
The report, Bristol: Net Zero by 2030 - A Modal Share for a Sustainable Transport system, found that the number of car journeys need to be cut by 31 per cent and at least 55 per cent of journeys need to be made on foot or bike to hit the ambitious target in the next 10 years.

Administration - 05.06.2020
Opinion: the learning of scientific advisers is the other curve to consider
Opinion: the learning of scientific advisers is the other curve to consider
Policymakers around the world are relying on the expertise of scientists to help make decisions around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.06.2020

Transport - 04.06.2020
Opinion: Transition from lockdown is changing. Here are two outcomes for future travel
Transport researcher Nicole Badstuber (UCL Science & Technology Studies) co-authors a comment with Enrica Papa (University of Westminster) on alternative methods of travel post-lockdown.

Health - Social Sciences - 04.06.2020
New resources on talking to children about illness and death during the COVID-19 pandemic
The news that children currently face may seem almost unspeakable. But, together, we must find words, and ways, to give voice to their experience and prevent millions of children struggling with their fears and uncertainty alone.

Health - Computer Science - 04.06.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 04.06.2020

Health - 04.06.2020
Pregnant women are not at greater risk of severe COVID-19 than other women | University of Oxford
Researchers from the , in collaboration with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Universities of Leeds and Birmingham, Kings and Imperial Colleges London, have published new research that suggests pregnant women are no more likely to become ill with severe COVID-19 than non-pregnant woman.

Economics / Business - 03.06.2020
Major study to investigate COVID-19 impact on gamblers
A major new study has been launched to understand how the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour, including among potentially 'high risk' groups.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 03.06.2020
Lockdown 'helps fuel rise in cybercrime'
Lockdown ’helps fuel rise in cybercrime’
Take extra care before buying face masks or testing kits online, or responding to texts apparently sent to you by the UK government or the NHS.

Social Sciences - Administration - 03.06.2020
Project to examine impact of Covid-19 on child protection services
A new research project , awarded £360,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection practice and children and families, with the aim of improving the capacity of social workers to keep children safe in a period of institutionalised social distancing.

Social Sciences - Pedagogy - 03.06.2020
Finds half of UK parents uncomfortable with children returning to school
Half of UK parents do not feel comfortable about their children attending school following lockdown, according to early results from a new study asking parents and carers about their children's mental health through the COVID-19 crisis.

Transport - 03.06.2020
Opinion: Transition from lockdown is changing travel - here are two possible outcomes for the future
Transport researcher Nicole Badstuber (UCL Science & Technology Studies) co-authors a comment with Enrica Papa (University of Westminster) on alternative methods of travel post-lockdown.

Health - 03.06.2020
New report confirms deprived areas at higher risk of Covid-19 infection
Following a new report released by the UK Government which identifies risk factors in catching Covid-19, Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Health) adds that the more deprived the area, the higher the mortality from the coronavirus.

Innovation - 02.06.2020
Citizenship in a networked age: an agenda for rebuilding our civic ideals
An interdisciplinary team of academics based in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford have launched a new report called: 'Citizenship in a Networked Age: An Agenda for Rebuilding Ou

Environment - Event - 02.06.2020
Policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy
Policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy
How to transition to a circular economy, a topic rising up the economic and climate agendas, was the focus of The Forum's latest policy workshop.

Event - Social Sciences - 01.06.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.06.2020
A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes
A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good. Cooking is a really interesting problem for roboticists, as humans can never be totally objective when it comes to food, so how do we as scientists assess whether the robot has done a good job?

Economics / Business - 01.06.2020
Opinion: People living on low incomes already see the economy as ’rigged’ so what next after Covid?
Dr Anna Killick (UCL Political Science) discuss a survey which revealed that people living in the UK on lower incomes view the economy as a 'rigged' system that will continue after the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing inequalities between wealthier and poorer households to grow.

Social Sciences - Health - 01.06.2020
Impact of children’s loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come
The research, which draws on over 60 pre-existing, peer-reviewed studies into topics spanning isolation, loneliness and mental health for young people aged four to 21, is published today [1 June] in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry . According to the review - led by the University of Bath in partnership with researchers at Bristol, UCL, Reading and Edinburgh - young people who are lonely might be as much as three times more likely to develop depression in the future, and that the impact of loneliness and depression could last for at least 9 years.

Health - 29.05.2020
People are optimistic about own Covid-19 risk, pessimistic about society
Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from Covid-19 than others of their own age and gender, indicating an optimism bias, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the US. The findings, published as a pre-print on  PsyArXiv  ahead of peer review, also show that most people surveyed see Covid-19 as a grave danger to society.

Law - History / Archeology - 29.05.2020

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2020
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
When Somerset lay beneath the sea
The evidence consists of limestone pebbles that carry borings made by molluscs as well as oysters. These pebbles were torn up from the underlying Carboniferous limestone which formed the basic landscape all over Somerset and across the Severn Estuary to South Wales.

Pedagogy - Career - 29.05.2020
Childcare in lockdown: women do more, but baby steps are being made towards equality
Although the burden is falling disproportionately on women, many families are experiencing a more equal share of the childcare thanks to home working.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 29.05.2020
Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter, which carries instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days in a chance encounter flagged to ESA by a team from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL MSSL).

Health - Life Sciences - 29.05.2020

Health - 29.05.2020
Imperial develops coronavirus outbreak simulation tools for 137 countries
Imperial develops coronavirus outbreak simulation tools for 137 countries
Imperial have developed coronavirus outbreak simulation tools for 137 countries to help healthcare services plan their response to the pandemic.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.05.2020
Just over half of adults strictly sticking to lockdown guidelines as confidence in government falls
Strict adherence to Government Covid-19 lockdown guidelines and overall confidence in government are at all-time lows, according to UCL's Covid-19 social study of over 90,000 adults during the coronavirus epidemic.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.05.2020
Immunotherapy for bowel cancer could change clinical practice
A large international trial involving UCL and UCLH has found that pembrolizumab, a form of immunotherapy, more than doubled the 'progression free survival' time of patients with a specific subtype of advanced bowel cancer, when compared with chemotherapy. 'Progression free survival' is the length of time during and after the treatment of a disease, such as cancer, that a patient lives with the disease but it does not get worse.

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