From today's UK papers

December 18, 2000


MPs will decide tomorrow whether British scientists should be allowed to clone human embryos for research that might lead to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's

Research from Bristol University will show that fault-free divorces threaten to cost the taxpayer hundreds of millions of pounds in unnecessary legal fees


A crystal stream that trickles down the rock wall of the 5,500m Nevado Mismi peak in the southern Peruvian Andes has been identified as the source of the Amazon by a team National Geographic Society scientists

German graduates competing to enter the country's poorly paid but respected diplomatic service are having to answer general knowledge questions as difficult as those faced by contenders in the television quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire ?

Neolithic man was a carnivore and not, as American scientists have claimed, a vegan, according to a new study by James Dickson of Glasgow University


Scientists using data from Nasa's Galileo spacecraft have found what they believe is water, the key building block for life, on Ganymede, the solar system's biggest moon ( Independent, Daily Mail ).

Craig Venter, the gene researcher who angered many scientists by turning the unravelling of the human DNA sequence into a commercial race, has raised their ire again by declaring he will not make his results public ( Independent, Times ).

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