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Link between intelligence and longevity is mostly genetic

The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown, for the first time, to be mainly down to their genes by new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.


Less able, better off kids more likely to become high earners than bright poor kids
New research, conducted by LSE's Abigail McKnight for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, has exposed the reality of a glass floor in British society that protects less-able better-off children from falling down the social ladder as they become adults.

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Single currency has led to increase in generosity, decrease in national pride

New research from LSE shows that countries who have adopted the Euro single currency in the past decade have experienced a decline in national pride. However, the knock-on effect is a more generous approach to spreading wealth from rich to poor and a stronger European identity.

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Seven LSE professors elected new Fellows of British Academy

Seven LSE academics, including LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun, have been elected Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding research.

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The threats to the global financial system and how policy-makers can respond

A new report from LSE's Systemic Risk Centre outlines how ‘systemic risk’ – and its periodic realisation in financial crises - is an inevitable part of any market-based economy.


Older hospital patients face "widespread and systematic" pattern of poor care

One million older people are affected by poor or inconsistent care in hospitals, according to new research from CASE at LSE.

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UNESCO and LSE launch global model for bottom-up social development

A practical guide to tackling the social problems that arise in Brazil’s shanty towns – home to more than 11 million people – has been launched in Rio de Janeiro at a seminar organised by UNESCO and LSE.

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LSE experts outline priorities to avoid a 'Grexit'

A prominent group of LSE academics have written an open letter urging both sides in the Greek debt crisis crisis to act in a more ‘economically responsible manner’.


LSE report shows dementia costs Wales £1.4 billion a year

A new LSE report commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society reveals the hidden cost of dementia in Wales is estimated at £1.4 billion, an average cost of £31,300 per person each year.


Intelligence and the ethnic composition of where people live may have a bearing on life satisfaction

Evolutionary constraints on the human mind may mean that we are adapted to be happiest when we live among people who are of the same ethnicity as ourselves, suggests new research published in the Journal of Research in Personality. 

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The final Gearty Grilling: Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, on facing the future

Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE and world-renowned social scientist, discusses his research and the future of LSE in the final Gearty Grilling.

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New exhibition space for LSE Library

LSE Library, the largest social science library in Europe, has opened a new Exhibition Space, a state-of-the art facility to showcase the best and most interesting items from the Library’s collections.


Domestic politics drives Putin's foreign policy, says new LSE book

Internal political objectives of regime consolidation drive Russia's foreign policy, including its behaviour in Ukraine, according to a new LSE book. 


This week's Gearty Grilling: Vanessa Iwowo on African leadership

Vanessa Iwowo, Fellow in the Department of Management, discusses her ideas on how Africa should take a more pragmatic approach to leadership issues.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Matthew Connelly on official secrecy

Matthew Connelly, Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Relations, discusses official secrecy and the internet.


Paying people incentives to make healthy choices only works in the long term if they are paid to NOT do something

Monetary incentives to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles only work in the longer term when they are designed to stop negative behaviour, rather than promote positive choices, suggests new research from LSE.


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