From today's UK papers

March 7, 2001

Daily Telegraph

A study of bones and genes at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC has shed new light on the dawn of civilisation and the domestication of animals and plants.

The Times

Two scholars at Princeton University have caused controversy by claiming that Johann Gutenberg, the father of printing, did not invent the method of casting type with which he has been credited since the 15th century.

The Guardian

Police have arrested 14 people accused of helping the Mafia take over Italy's National Institute for Ancient Drama, which has been staging theatrical productions in the Greek theatre at Syracuse, Sicily, for 87 years.

Lynne Segal, professor of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College, London, says Jane Fonda's gender studies centre may have worthy goals, but wonders whether it will tell us anything we do not know already.

Financial Times

Gordon Brown is expected to announce in today's budget that entry charges for publicly funded national museums and galleries will be scrapped.

Widespread access to the net via academic institutions means 88 per cent of graduates look for jobs online.

Miscellany

Financial incentives for students and the promise of higher pay in schools have helped  produce a 19 per cent rise in the number of graduates applying to train as teachers ( Financial Times, Guardian, Times )

Powerful, unexplained electromagnetic fields have been measured in homes that are nowhere near electricity pylons,  throwing further confusion on possible links with cancer. ( Financial Times, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent )

 

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