From today's UK papers

December 8, 2000

THE GUARDIAN

Graduates are an increasingly powerful and demanding group, brimming with confidence and forcing employers to fulfil their expectations or risk losing the war for talent, a survey from The Guardian 's Grad Facts 2000 has shown.

British American Tobacco is to spend thousands of pounds sponsoring a new masters degree in strategic communications at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology as the government prepares to outlaw commercial advertising and sponsorship.

A drug has been shown to slow deterioration in the way patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease function in their daily lives, according to research from Frenchay hospital, University of Bristol, which will strengthen the case for such drugs to be prescribed on the National Health Service.

DAILY MAIL

Rob Briner, senior lecturer in organisational psychology at Birkbeck College, London, questions the crisis about stress at work as payouts for compensation soar.

Scientists from the University of Illinois claim the way we slurp speaks volumes about our personality.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Scientists at the University of Plymouth's Centre for Neural and Adaptive Systems have developed computer software that can set ovens to roast perfectly by telling them what they have to cook.

The world's biggest psychic experiment has failed to come up with a shred of evidence for telepathy.

THE TIMES

The months after a miscarriage can be more traumatic for a man than his wife, according to a study from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Women with breast cancer who have high levels of a sugar-protein molecule in their bodies are less likely to survive the disease, according to a new study from Innsbruck University Hospital, Austria.

MISCELLANY

Parents who admit they can no longer understand their children when they go to university may find that their offspring really are speaking a different language, according to research from the University of Lancaster ( Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph ).

MPs have demanded more time for a controversial debate to extend embryo research ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times ).

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