From today's UK papers

January 11, 2001

FINANCIAL TIMES

Technologists of the future could be hampered in their early learning by glaring inaccuracies in basic science textbooks, warns John Hubisz, visiting professor of physics at North Carolina State University.

THE GUARDIAN

Scientists at CSIRO and the Australian National University have made a killer virus by accident and raised the spectre of biological weapons in the hands of terrorists or rogue states.

THE INDEPENDENT

A research project, led by Professor David Reynolds of Exeter University, will test claims that dyslexia in young children can be eradicated using physical exercises developed by the United States' space administration.

Peter Scott, vice-chancellor of Kingston University, argues that productivity has improved in higher education faster than in schools or hospitals.

Bill Rammell, Labour MP for Harlow, attacks top-up fees as a way of funding university education.

THE TIMES

Two new solar systems with strange and enormous planets of a sort not detected before have been discovered by astronomers at the University of California at Berkeley.

Profile of Stephen Watson, risk specialist and dean of Lancaster University Management School, who is moving south to become principal of Henley Management College.

MISCELLANY

The Earth cooled fast enough to support oceans and continents 600 million years earlier than was previously thought, according to research on a crystal of the mineral zircon by scientists at Edinburgh University ( Independent , Daily Telegraph , Times ).

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