From today's UK papers

January 10, 2001

FINANCIAL TIMES

Mike Tomlinson,  chief inspector of schools, has called for companies to play a central role in developing the new skills-based GCSEs and A levels.

THE GUARDIAN

Vague criminal profiles provided by psychologists can influence detectives in the same way as bogus fortune-tellers and astrologers deceive their clients, according to psychologists at Liverpool and Liverpool Hope universities.

Profile of Gloria Laycock, head of the new Jill Dando Institute for Crime Science at University College London.

DAILY MAIL

US space agency will next month try to land a craft on an asteroid for the first time.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

A professor of French at a redbrick university says that modern language teaching in schools, in which "having a go" is emphasised rather than mastering basic grammar, leaves pupils unable to have an intelligent conversation and needing remedial lessons at university.

THE TIMES

Academic and military scientists say depleted uranium is unlikely to be responsible for leukaemia or other cancers among troops who served in the Balkans.

MISCELLANY

A huge supercluster of galaxies discovered in the constellation Leo could be the biggest structure in the known universe, astronomers at Nasa have said ( Independent , Daily Telegraph ).

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