From today's UK papers

December 22, 2000


The discovery of fragments of dinosaur protein in ancient fossils by scientists at Newcastle University could provide insights into evolution

Diary entry on Tony Blair's stated wish to stamp out illiteracy - the Downing Street website mentions "Warrick" University


A breakthrough in understanding how the risk of inheriting Alzheimer's disease has been announced by researchers from several institutions including the University of Wales college of medicine


Gaia Vince writes that experiments reveal there may be more chemical elements than the 92 from which everything in our world, including our bodies, is made


The discovery of a 3000-year-old mummy with a wooden big toe suggests that ancient Egyptain doctors were pioneers of amputation and prosthetics, scientists from Ludwig-Maximillians University in Germany report


Nasa has revived plans for a mission to Pluto before the eccentric orbit of the distant planet takes it beyond reach for the foreseeable future


Genome sequencing has been hailed the most important scientific advance of the year by the journal Science ( Financial Times, Independent, Daily Telegraph )

Researchers at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht have discovered that men are more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke on the day of important sporting events ( Financial Times, Independent, Times )


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