Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a research university and constituent college of the University of London, dating back to the foundation of London Hospital Medical College in 1785. Based in Mile End in the East End of London, Queen Mary is organised into three faculties – the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

A member of the Russell Group of leading British research universities, Queen Mary is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCL Partners, the world’s largest academic health science centre. Times Higher Education ranks Queen Mary 48th in its 2018 ranking of European universities, and it was ranked 15th in the Times Higher Education Best Universities in the UK 2017. There are eight Nobel Laureates amongst Queen Mary’s alumni and current and former staff.

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Depardieu seems to embody and embrace the grotesqueness of the scandal. EPA/Boris Pejovic

Film incites France’s fury by condemning DSK where the courts did not

The extent to which the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal is still a raw wound in France has been made very clear after Abel Ferrara’s Welcome to New York was screened in Cannes – out of the main film festival…
Do humans learn grammar based on what they hear? Or is it already in our brain somewhere? Shutterstock

How we learn grammar

How do we humans end up using language in a way that conforms to grammatical rules? Recent research, using artificially designed languages, has disproved what many scientists used to think, that grammar…
In post-Soviet Russia, orange and black are the new black. RIA Novosti

World War II symbolism runs deep in Ukraine-Russia standoff

Many of the images of pro-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine, from Crimea to Donetsk, have shown them wearing black-and-orange-striped ribbons. The symbolism here is opaque to most Western observers, it…
Lift, 1, 2, 3… hold 1, 2, 3. Matt Dunham/AP

Should cagey Osborne flex his electoral pectorals?

Who lives at Number Ten Downing Street? The answer is of course… George Osborne. While his official residence may be next door at Number Eleven, it is he and not David Cameron who lives in the flat above…
A Jewish victim at Klooga Death Camp. Jeremy Hicks

Unearthed Soviet Holocaust films remind us to be vigilant

A one-off programme on History’s H2 channel and Sky News has broadcast for the first time some film footage I discovered depicting the Holocaust. This may seem unremarkable: in the digital age, smartphones…
It’s not just fruit lurking beneath. Schwäbin

The amount of hidden sugar in your diet might shock you

Added sugar in our diet is a very recent phenomenon and only occurred when sugar, obtained from sugar cane, beet and corn, became very cheap to produce. It’s a completely unnecessary part of our calorie…
David speaks, the tribe smiles. PA

What was the point of the party conferences?

“War – huh. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing”, sang Edwin Starr back in the sixties. Most people say the same about party conferences. They take up half a week. They cost a fortune. They don’t actually…
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Japanese supercomputer takes big byte out of the brain

Researchers in Japan have used the powerful K computer, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, to simulate the complex neural structure of our brain. Using a popular suite of neuron simulating software…
It’s a numbers game: warning of heart attack risk is reassuring but misleading. Flickr/ansik

Regulator still falling short over painkiller warnings

Millions of people use diclofenac, an over-the-counter painkiller, to relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, backache and other conditions. But on Friday, the UK medicines regulator, the Medicines…
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Identity politics in the wallet: who should be on our notes?

The Bank of England is backpedalling after outgoing governor Mervyn King caused a furore just before his departure with a decision to put wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the back of the £5…

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