From today's UK papers

January 17, 2001

Ministers have intervened in a last-ditch attempt to stop Huntingdon Life Sciences, the laboratory company being targeted by animal rights activists, closing after its bank decided not to renew its overdraft ( all papers ).

Management at the British Museum are facing renewed criticism for being duped into allowing cheap stone to be used in the £100 million redevelopment of its Great Court ( Daily Telegraph, Independent, Times ).

The marketing of low-tar cigarettes as "mild" and "light" is misleading and should be abandoned, researchers from Imperial Cancer Research Fund's health behaviour unit say ( Independent, Times ).


An unprecedented coalition of religious leaders has urged peers to set up a special select committee to consider the "huge philosophical and ethical implications" of government proposals to legalise human organ cloning.

Academics at the US National Academy of Sciences have pointed out that there are so many similarities between human music and that made by the rest of the natural world that the "music instinct" may have evolved millions of years ago.


Stephen Moss asks how is this for a business team - Aristotle as chairman, Machiavelli as CEO and Shakespeare as head of communications? - and looks at what today's corporate bosses can learn from the great thinkers of the past.


For as long as road maps have been around, men have complained that women cannot read them. Now a team of scientists from the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum has found  biological reasons: women's "spatial intelligence" is affected by the female hormone oestrogen.

A British scholar, Michael Sanders, director of the Mysteries of the Bible Research Foundation in Irvine, California, has claimed that he has located the original Garden of Eden in Eastern Turkey.


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