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Astronomy - Oct 18
Astronomy
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter, which carries instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, is completing final testing in Germany before travelling to Cape Canaveral, USA, for launch in February 2020. Solar Orbiter will perform unprecedented close-up observations of the Sun, to help answer questions about why the Sun's corona is so hot and why the solar wind flows away from the Sun so rapidly, typically at 400-500 kilometres per second.
Life Sciences - Oct 18

Krill ' small crustaceans eaten by whales, seals and penguins ' play a vital role in removing carbon from the atmosphere, according to a new study. A study on how krill affect the Southern Ocean's ability to take in carbon from the atmosphere and bury it on the seafloor has revealed the small crustaceans play an outsized role in the process.

Pharmacology - Oct 18

Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialed for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state.

Health - Oct 18

Exercising before eating breakfast burns more fat, improves how the body responds to insulin and lowers people's risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Life Sciences - Oct 18
Life Sciences

The once-rare 'fabella' bone has made a dramatic resurgence in human knees, but who's likely to have a fabella or two - and why? Fabellae aren't formed by knee-jerk reactions to either genetics or environment alone.


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Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.10.2019
Seven Questions with Hamnah Shakeel
This week we meet second-year BA Geography student Hamnah, who has been heavily involved with sustainability initiatives at UCL.

Social Sciences - 18.10.2019
Local role models launch new campaign to change young people’s life stories in Birmingham
Birmingham is one of the most vulnerable areas to literacy challenges in the entire country, with 50% of wards in the city ranking in the top 10% of need in England, and 41% of young people in Birmingham failing to achieve good GCSE grades in English language and maths in 2018.

Politics - 18.10.2019
Offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England
New book offers alternative interpretation of iconic Rainbow Portrait & challenges myths of Elizabethan England A new book by a Professor at the University of Sussex offers a new interpretation o

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 18.10.2019
Flyby fixers and customer care: News from the College
Flyby fixers and customer care: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new drone for fixing windfarms, to an exploration of customer feedback, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Music - 17.10.2019

Pharmacology - Social Sciences - 17.10.2019
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
The Power of Song: Why your doctor should be prescribing choir practice
GPs should prescribe participation in communal singing activities to patients to raise self-esteem and overcome loneliness, a tuneful event at the University of Sussex was told this week. Dr Sarah Andersen, a practicing GP and former masters' student at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School , told the Singing for Wellbeing event held at the University of Sussex that academic studies indicated significant benefits if more doctors used community choirs as part of their social prescribing.

Health - 17.10.2019
E-cigarettes may help over 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year
E-cigarettes may help over 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year
A positive link has been found between the number of people in England giving up smoking and the number of people using e-cigarettes to try and quit, according to new UCL-led study. The study, published today in Addiction  and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that as use of e-cigarettes in quit attempts went up from 2011 onwards, so did the success rate of quitting.

Event - 17.10.2019
Advancing Outcomes on Race Equality: Invite to Participate
UCL is currently in the process of renewing its Race Equality Charter and we would like members of our community to fully participate in helping to shape and inform this institutional initiative.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
New research has shown that hot drink scalds were the commonest cause of children under five presenting to emergency departments, and that only one in four children received adequate first aid before getting to hospital.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
The world's most advanced institute for disease and emergency analytics is opening in London this week.

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Parents are being urged to take care with hot drinks as part of a UK-wide campaign to tackle the most common cause of child burns.

Career - 15.10.2019
Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees
Banning out-of-hours email likely to be harmful to some employees
Company bans on workers' accessing emails after office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a new study suggests. The newly published research, led by the University of Sussex, states that while blanket bans could help some workers to achieve certain goals, they could impede other employees' progress towards their own targets.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 15.10.2019

Health - 15.10.2019

Earth Sciences - Event - 15.10.2019
Global research projects co-designed with experts in East Africa awarded UKRI funding
From helping schools improve earthquake mitigation plans, to enabling farmers to detect fish stocks and seasonal droughts, researchers are collaborating with regional partners in a bid to deliver strategic responses to prescient challenges. Three teams from the University of Bristol have been awarded a total of £800,383 from the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) , which aims to bolster innovation within the UK and developing countries by encouraging co-designed projects with practical applications that are mindful of local needs and sensitivities.

Environment - Transport - 15.10.2019
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
An independent report for the UK Committee on Climate Change by an Imperial expert recommends policies that will help people make greener choices. The Government is legally committed to reaching a ‘net zero' UK economy by 2050. Net zero is when a region (such as a city or country) balances the carbon they emit with the carbon they remove.

Computer Science / Telecom - Microtechnics - 15.10.2019
Handwashing robot helps schoolkids make a clean break with bad habits
A robot which encourages kids to wash their hands has helped pupils at a remote Indian primary school take a fresh approach to hygiene. robot The hand-shaped robot, dubbed 'Pepe', is the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India.

Environment - Social Sciences - 14.10.2019
Colombian River Guardians rally support in Scotland
Guardians of a unique river in Colombia with its own legal rights have travelled to Scotland to work with academics at the University of Glasgow to help protect and rehabilitate their waterway.

Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
DEEP PURPLE - future biological darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet
DEEP PURPLE - future biological darkening of the Greenland Ice Sheet
An ERC (European Research Council) Synergy grant of ¤11 million over six years (2020-2026) has been awarded to an international group of scientists coordinated by the University of Bristol to examine

Event - 11.10.2019
On the trail of Annie Brassey
On the trail of Annie Brassey
When Sarah French began a doctoral thesis on the photographic collection of a much-travelled Victorian woman, she had little idea of the extraordinary journey she would also be taking.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.10.2019
Space weather mission progresses as report urges action against risks
The first phase of design work for the European Space Agency's Lagrange spacecraft has been completed by four multinational teams, including one led by UCL space scientists.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.10.2019
Digital service launched to help oesophageal cancer patients
A new smart phone app and web portal to help oesophageal cancer patients and their carers understand and manage their journey better has been launched today by UCL, University College London Hospital (UCLH) and digital health company, Living With.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.10.2019
Is Planet 9 really a black hole?
Is Planet 9 really a black hole?
Is there a black hole in our solar system? Physicists have speculated that the orbits of huge chunks of rock and ice in the outer solar system might have been influenced by a new planet called Planet 9.

Environment - 10.10.2019
One in four of London's green spaces breaches air quality safety limits
One in four of London’s green spaces breaches air quality safety limits
More than one quarter of London's parks, playground, and open spaces exceed international safety limits for air quality. The researchers warn this could potentially put thousands of children and vulnerable Londoners at risk. In an analysis of the annual air quality levels in green spaces across the capital's 33 boroughs, researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Leicester used nitrogen dioxide (NO2) estimates, comparing them against safety limits set by the European Union and World Health Organisation.
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