From today's UK papers

January 24, 2001


Employers are to be given a central role in university careers services, the government will announce.

Health officials are seeking parliamentary time for a bill reinforcing existing legislation banning human reproductive cloning.


Labour peer Lord Winston has warned of an international crisis in science, levelling the blame at protesters such as the fuel lobby, arts graduates, the press and even fellow scientists.

A letter from Dr Neil Gregor, admissions tutor for Southampton University's department of history, questions university 'bias'.

Catherine Hall, in an inaugural lecture as professor of modern British social and cultural history at University College London, argues that race helps to shape the English sense of self.


Scientists at Purdue University, Indiana, are to create genetically modified farm animals devoid of aggression and stress.


The first application to carry out cloning of human embryos is about to be submitted by scientists from Sheffield University.

Dr Graham Pearson, of the University of Durham, who is advising on how to crack down on the illegal gems-for-arms trade, is developing ways to determine the age and origin of diamonds with a £600,000 government grant


The government is preparing to allow all national galleries and museums in England to abolish charges without having to pay millions of pounds in VAT ( Financial Times , Guardian , Independent , Times ).

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