From today's UK papers

March 30, 2001

Financial Times

President Bush's citation of scientific uncertainty as a reason to reject the Kyoto protocol has been met with dismay from most climate scientists.

Proposals to use technology to protect copyright on the net have set the anarchists against the breadheads.

The Independent

Women perform better at job interviews but are rated the same as male candidates, a study from City University in London revealed.

According to a theory propounded by Luis Villareal, a virologist from the University of California at Irvine, viruses infecting our DNA may have helped us along our evolutionary way.

Daily Mail

Wearing perfume or aftershave does more than merely increase your chances of success with the opposite sex. It can also increase your brain power, say scientists from the University of Liverpool.

Daily Telegraph

Stockbrokers at Winterflood Securities, the latest firm to abandon backing for the animal testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences, have spoken of the terror tactics and lack of government support that led to their decision.

The discovery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, of a genetic control for the body's ability to burn fat could lead to new drugs to treat obesity.

The Times

The failure rate for new vocational A levels is running as high as 90 per cent in some subjects, throwing government plans to reform work-related study into chaos.

Two American scholars, John William Rooney and Marshall Lawrence Pierce, have been charged with conspiracy to sell the 1814 peace treaty signed by Napoleon at Fontainebleau, which was stolen in 1988.

Miscellany

Men who are born small are less likely to marry, according to a study from Southampton University and Finland's National Public Health Institute. ( Financial Times , Guardian , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph )

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