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Physics - Nov 15, 2018
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. Auroras are an incredible light show caused by electrically charged particles in near-Earth space spiralling down Earth's magnetic field and colliding with gases in the atmosphere, causing them to glow.  They are also a tell-tale sign of physical processes in space, acting like TV screens by showing what happens millions of kilometres away from Earth where our planet's magnetic field stretches into a long tail facing away from the Sun.
Environment - Nov 15, 2018

An innovative UK-Brazil research project co-led by a UCL academic has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Newton Prize for helping an entire indigenous community restore large swathes of Brazil's Atlantic Forest.

Health - Nov 13, 2018

A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could predict cognitive decline ten years before symptoms appear, claims new UCL research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Linguistics - Nov 9, 2018

Prospective students Current students - The Orwell Lecture 2018, held annually at UCL, will be delivered by author Kamila Shamsie, on the question of 'citizenship, migration and the transformation of rights into privileges'.

Health - Nov 8, 2018

Prospective students Current students - UCL spinout Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, has raised $225 million (£173 million) through its initial public offering.

Health - Nov 14, 2018

Smokers who regularly spend time with vapers (people who use e-cigarettes) are more likely to try quitting smoking, according to a new study carried out by UCL.

Health - Nov 12, 2018

Prospective students Current students - Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study.

Health - Nov 8, 2018

Prospective students Current students - On Sunday November 11 it will be one hundred years since the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.  To mark this, staff and students from across UCL, and many of the students from partner schools will be honouring all those who fought in the Great War by taking part in national and local events and paying their respects privately.

Career - Nov 8, 2018

Prospective students Current students - UCL is today launching a new Cities partnerships Programme (CpP) to invest in and extend research and teaching collaborations in multiple city locations around the world - with Rome and Paris named as the first two cities.

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