From today's UK papers

April 18, 2001

The Financial Times

Stockbroker TD Waterhouse is the latest financial group to sever links with Huntingdon Life Sciences after pressure from animal rights protesters.

The Daily Mail

Fears are growing that A-level reforms introduced this year will increase the divide between the state and private-school sectors and lead to a two-tier system.

Thousands of graduates who fail to sign student-loan deferral forms will face debt collectors if they do not pay up.

The Times

Standard tuition given to dyslexic children is not intensive enough to improve reading skills significantly, according to research from Florida State University.

Moderate drinking among the elderly cuts the risk of heart failure, according to a new study from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Modern human beings might have outlasted relations such as the Neanderthals not because of genetic advantages, but by a slice of "cosmic luck", according to Benny Preiser, of Liverpool John Moores University, and Michael Paines, of the Planetary Society in Australia.


Researchers at a centre owned by Evanston's Northwestern University in Chicago, have built a cyborg, a half-living, half-robot creature that connects the brain of an eel-like fish to a computer and is capable of moving towards lights. ( Guardian , Daily Mail , Times )

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