University College London

Teaching children with iPads means they struggle to concentrate without technology, study finds

Teaching children with iPads means they become disinterested in lessons without technology, an expert has warned.<p>Schools which fail to embrace digital learning techniques in the classroom will find it increasingly difficult to capture the attention of children, according to Dr Patricia Davies, a …

Education

Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'

<b>A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested.</b><p>Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment.<p>They said this could help "reverse the …

Medicine

Researchers find first evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Scholars from Rice University, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in …

Archaeology

Revealed: Top career aspirations for today's primary school children

Primary school children would rather be a YouTube star than a pop singer or actor, a survey backed by University College London and the OECD has found.<p>A report analyses the responses of over British 13,000 children aged seven to 11 who were asked about their career aspirations.<p>The fourth most …

Multisystemic therapy 'no more effective' than conventional support, study finds

A raft of <b>multisystemic therapy</b> (MST) initiatives have launched across England in recent years and been backed by extensive government investment.<p>But …

Research

David Gaberle, Metropolight

David Gaberle took up photography at the age of twenty-one, having interrupted his university studies in London. He returned to Prague, and began …

Photojournalism

Secure, un-hackable computer network made a reality by quantum physics

The computer developed tests the security of the quantum devices prior to engaging in communications with the whole network. (Image Source: …

Quantum Mechanics

Singing the post-natal blues away may help, say researchers

LONDON: Women with post-natal depression were found to recover better when they participated in group singing sessions, said researchers.Many mothers …

Depression

How the Mediterranean Diet Can Help You Live Live Longer and Think Better

As diet fads come and go, the Mediterranean diet continues to be a mainstay of recommendations due to a consistent flow of studies that confirm its …

Longevity

Why are women accused of witchcraft? Study in rural China gives clue

From medieval witch hunts in Europe to contemporary “witch doctors” in Tanzania, belief in witchcraft has existed across human societies throughout …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Can We Build a Hack-Proof Internet Using Quantum Physics? New Breakthrough Heightens 'Technology Arms Race'

Is it possible to build a network that’s impossible to hack? Quantum physicists believe it might.<p>Scientists have previously demonstrated that quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

A brain scientist explains why you black out when you drink too much alcohol

• <b>Business Insider spoke to Dr Sunjeev Kamboj, a clinical psychologist at University College London, about why we're sometimes unable to recall details after a night of drinking.</b>• <b><br>He said that the link between short-term and long-term memory is disrupted when alcohol is present in our blood.</b>• <b><br>Dr Kamboj</b> …

The Brain

Three quarters of graduates get 2:1 or firsts as regulator issues warning to universities to halt grade inflation

Three quarters of graduates now obtain a first class degree or a 2:1 as the Office for Students warns it will name and shame universities found to be deliberately inflating grades.<p>Figures released yesterday by the Higher Education Statistics Agency reveal that persistent grade inflation resulted in …

Higher Education

Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses

Online supermarket unveils AI humanoid robot known as SecondHands to pass spanners and move ladders for technicians working on automated systems<p>Ocado is to test a humanoid maintenance assistant in its warehouses, in the online grocery specialist’s latest move to reduce reliance on human …

Robots

University College London Launches Investigation Into Secret Eugenics Conferences Hosted on Campus

On Wednesday, the <i>Guardian</i> reported that the University College London had opened an investigation into a series of conferences on “eugenics and …

College & University

University investigates ‘racist’ eugenics conference held on campus since 2014

<b>University College London is investigating how a ‘racist’ eugenics conference has secretly taken place on its campus every year since 2014.</b><p>The London …

Racism

Increased stress at work linked to higher risk of diabetes

URUMQI, Xinjiang: Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their co-workers who …

Diabetes

Top University Investigates After Academic Hosts 'Secret Eugenics Conferences'

University College London (UCL) is investigating after one of their academics appears to have hosted a controversial eugenics conference without …

Finally, a Robot Smart Enough to Hand You the Wrench You Need - MIT Technology Review

Beware robots bearing power tools.<p>The robot shown here, called ARMAR-6, could be one of the most advanced robotic helpers tested to date. But it …

Robots

GDPR Startup Scores Pre-Seed Funding Round

Businesses that help with GDPR compliance are drawing the interest of big investors.<p>The UCL Technology Fund has invested £340,000 in Anon AI, a data …

Advertising Industry

White Supremacists Held Secret Eugenics Conference at Prominent London University for Years

A professor at a prominent London university has for years secretly hosted a eugenics conference with white supremacists on campus, according to a …

How Coldplay became the world’s comfort blanket

Twenty years ago next Tuesday, four wide-eyed students in a band called Starfish played their first gig in the now-defunct Laurel Tree pub in Camden. Paying £4 on the door, around 115 people – mainly friends from University College London – watched the band, who had first rehearsed six days …

Camden

Study Reveals That Half Of Women In STEM Jobs Have Suffered From Discrimination

It’s difficult to write about the discrimination of women in STEM – or any other field – in 2018. It’s something that firmly belongs in the past, and …

Diversity

Why Most New Year's Resolutions Fail and What You Should Do Instead

It's incredibly hard to break out of old habits.<p>Did you look forward to the holidays for a short rest to recharge your batteries, reflect upon your business and then start planning for the new year?<p>Many of my clients share that they enjoy the short break, but then harsh reality of life quickly sets …

Self-improvement

Why March 6th Holds the Key to Your New Year’s Resolution

Ever heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Turns out, it may require longer than just three weeks for your New Year's resolution to become …

Many smokers overestimate e-cigarette risks, MPs hear

• Gareth Iacobucci<p>The BMJ<p>Many smokers are overestimating the risks associated with e-cigarettes because of a “misrepresentation” of current evidence, …

Medical Journals

Which coffee shops will offer you 50pc discount for reusing your cup?

The war on waste is bringing financial benefits for those prepared to recycle - and some of the most popular coffee shops are leading the charge.<p>Pret: 50p off<p>Pret a manger doubled its discount at the start of this year so customers with reusable cups now get 50p off their hot drinks.<p>With your own …

Coffee

Angry commuter cleared after email threats to blow up Southern Rail HQ

ES News Email<p>A frustrated Southern Rail passenger cleared of threatening to bomb the firm’s headquarters said today: “I was blowing off steam.”<p>David …

University probes eugenics conference with links to white supremacists

University College London has said it is investigating allegations that a “secretive” conference has taken place on its campus for the past four …

Jewish Culture

University to investigate secret eugenics conference on campus attended by Toby Young

Dr James Thompson has overseen the London Conference on Intelligence since 2015.<p>A university has launched an urgent investigation into a senior …