From today's UK papers

March 8, 2001

The Guardian

A team of Oxford University scientists and historians has gained a glimpse into everyday Roman activities from a collection of wax tablets found at Hadrian's Wall, which had defied all attempts at decipherment.

The solution of a knotty problem by mathematicians at AT&T Laboratories and the University of California, Davis, could lead to more effective medicines.

Swallowing a sweetshop-style array of multicoloured pills may become a thing of the past because scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology want to put all drugs into one microchip.

The Independent

The Royal Shakespeare Company has struck a deal with the University of Michigan to bring Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy and Richard III to its campus in a three-week residency.

Alan Ryan, warden of New College Oxford, argues that A levels are vastly better at predicting final degree results than Scholastic Aptitude Tests.

Vice-chancellors hope that education secretary David Blunkett was not serious when he ruled out top-up fees for universities, were Labour to win the election.

Daily Telegraph

A team from the University of Surrey has shown how light could be used to carry signals on silicon chips, opening the way to a huge leap in computer performance.

Scientists at the University of Reading say the baboon's swelling bottom is the female equivalent of the peacock's tail.


Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca stronghold and World Heritage Site, could be destroyed at any time by a landslide, geologists from the Disaster Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan have said. ( Daily Telegraph , Times )

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