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Thursday 25th October 2018

Risky business: new study shows the impact of Rio 2012 on the oldest profession

Risky business: new study shows the impact of Rio 2012 on the oldest profession
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The crackdown on sex work leading to and during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was counterproductive says new study led by King's College London, the University of Bournemouth, Toronto University and the Observatório da Prostituição (Prostitution Observatory) in Rio de Janeiro.
Date:
25 October 2018
Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Humans delayed the onset of the Sahara desert by 500 years

Humans delayed the onset of the Sahara desert by 500 years
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Humans did not accelerate the decline of the 'Green Sahara' and may have managed to hold back the onset of the Sahara desert by around 500 years, according to new research led by UCL and King's College London.
Date:
03 October 2018
Friday 13th April 2018

Fossil Finger Points to Earlier Human Migration

Fossil Finger Points to Earlier Human Migration
Description
An international team, including Professor Nick Drake and Dr Paul Breeze, has discovered the first fossil evidence of early humans, Homo sapiens, on the Arabian peninsula. The finding, a fossil finger bone from the site of an ancient lake in Saudi Arabia, challenges long-held assumptions that early humans did not live widely outside Africa until 60,000 years ago.
Date:
13 April 2018
Thursday 12th April 2018

King's and the London Air Quality Network tackling air pollution

King's and the London Air Quality Network tackling air pollution
Description
Air pollution has been linked to illness and premature death. A recent report examining the impact of exposure to air pollution across the course of a lifetime estimated that in the UK, the air pollution we breathe causes an estimated 40,000 early deaths per year. King's College London is directly involved in tackling poor air quality and are responsible for the London Air Quality Network.
Date:
12 April 2018
Thursday 29th March 2018

Learning from small cities

Learning from small cities
Description
King's College London is leading on a major ESRC Urban Transformations grant from the Newton funds to conduct a two-year research on smart cities in India.
Date:
29 March 2018
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