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‘My Perfect Country’ airs on BBC World Service

The UCL Institute for Global Prosperity has teamed up with the BBC World Service for a compelling new radio series that begins today and explores how to build the ‘perfect country’. Listen to the first episode at 8pm tonight: http://bit.ly/1nPqMvy


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Art, academics and activism

Learn how a UCL professor came to co-produce an art festival in India that opened up taboos about public health: http://bit.ly/art-activitism

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Take a look at a fascinating street-by-street map showing how Londoners commute to work, created by Oliver O'Brien (UCL Geography and the Consumer Data Research Centre): http://bit.ly/201F6lG 

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From bosons to Bigfoot: six science mysteries that might be solved in 2016

Dr Gavin Hesketh (UCL Physics & Astronomy) speculates on which of science's biggest questions could be answered in the coming months. Read on The Conversation
http://bit.ly/22Kvfzv

Stonehenge may have been first erected in Wales, evidence suggests

Excavations of two quarries in Wales, led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson (UCL Archaeology), has confirmed that they are sources of Stonehenge’s ‘bluestones’– and shed light on how they were quarried and transported.

Find out more at the Guardian: http://bit.ly/1TSeOeS

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How did Mars lose its habitable climate? The answer is blowing in the solar wind

Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) explains how the solar wind has stripped Mars of its atmosphere, making it a lot less habitable than it once was. Learn more at the Conversation, at http://bit.ly/1NgLARG

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"She Means Business: Double Dutch Drinks"

Find out about two UCL graduates and entrepreneurs and their exciting award-winning drinks start-up: http://bit.ly/1RoYSPE

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Lunch Hour Lectures at UCL

Don't forget about this free opportunity to sample UCL research work in bite sized chunks! This term features lectures including:

"It's so unfair!": stress in adolescence (3 November)
Looking for life on Mars (19 November)
Cannabis: pleasure, madness and medicine (8 December)

Find out more at http://fal.cn/K2by

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UCL PhD student founds USEUM - the “Wikipedia of Art”

Foteini Valeonti (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and UCL Digital Humanities) has set up a digital art museum, with over 30,000 artworks from 4,000 artists. Learn more at http://fal.cn/K2QQ

UCL PhD student founds USEUM - the “Wikipedia of Art”

Foteini Valeonti (UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and UCL Digital Humanities) has set up a digital art museum, with over 30,000 artworks from 4,000 artists. Learn more at fal.cn/K2Q2
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