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First published in London Student on 12/11/15

LSE narrowThe London School of Economics (LSE) has been accused of intercepting the communications data of journalists looking into allegations of wrongdoing within the university.

Ellen Wilkie, executive editor of the Beaver, told London Student that her newspaper has compiled evidence the school managed to gain access to the contents of a sensitive email which concerns a news investigation. 

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Super-powerful new microscope will scan objects a millionth of a human hair

First published in the Independent on 19/02/15

A new super-powerful electron microscope that can examine objects a million times smaller than a human hair is to be unveiled today.

The £3.7m device, dubbed SuperSTEM 3, is one of only three of its kind in the world and will be the first in the UK.

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Keumars Afifi-Sabet is a journalist with writing experience for local and national titles.

Based in London, he is currently studying a part-time NCTJ Multimedia Journalism course with News Associates.

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