From today's UK papers

March 9, 2001

Financial Times

An industry-wide tax credit for research and development, proposed in the Budget, is unlikely to close Britain's productivity gap with other industrialised countries, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.

The Independent

A new study from the University of Illinois suggests that tools may have been the key to teaching our ancestors to speak.

Daily Mail

Sufiah Yusof, 16, and a maths prodigy, has told for the first time how she fled Oxford University to escape to a new life away from her domineering father.

The Times

A friendly, reassuring doctor with a good bedside manner really does get better results, according to a study from the universities of York, Exeter and Leeds.

Miscellany

The £681,000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion has been given to Arthur Peacocke, a scientist-priest at Oxford University. ( Financial Times , Times )

Eating less and exercising more may protect women from breast cancer, according to research from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , The Times )

Musical ability is mostly inherited from parents and owes little to upbringing, according to a study of twins carried out at St Thomas' Hospital, London. ( Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times )

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