From today's UK papers

November 14, 2000


Nycomed-Amersham, a British drugs company, is set to conduct genetic research in China and Brazil in a money-saving move that will also help sidestep protests in the United Kingdom

Lack of resources could leave hopes for better government statistics largely unfulfilled, claimed participants at the annual Statistics Users Council conference

Reform of higher education in the Netherlands has gained momentum, but Dutch primary and secondary schools are confronting serious problems because of years of underfunding


Iran's parliament has issued a report saying that a conspiracy concocted by hardline clerics and executed by the country's security forces was responsible for a bloody crackdown in the summer against pro-democracy students

Being deaf makes it all the harder to study, but there are successes

Accusations that the National Union of Students is profiteering from an internet deal are smashing dreams of a unified movement that can mobilise against tuition fees

Tony Higgins, chief executive of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, argues that institutions now fully recognise the new Curriculum 2000 and what it means for application criteria

Britain's epidemic of obesity is being fuelled by mistaken beliefs about the feeding of children, says Philip James, chairman of the International Task Force on Obesity and head of the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen


Pylons and power lines do not cause childhood cancers, according to research by Nick Day of the University of Cambridge


Women need to exercise and keep their weight down while young to cut down a serious risk of heart disease in later life, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh


Robert Lomas, of the University of Bradford, says builders in Orkney developed the complex measurement and building techniques needed to construct the buildings of the pyramids more than 1,000 years before the Egyptians started using them ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail )

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