From today's UK papers

April 24, 2001

The Guardian

The days of the global email virus may be numbered after Ministry of Defence scientists  developed software that could prevent worldwide, mail-borne infections such as the infamous love bug.

Humans in wealthy countries are being genetically altered by evolution to have babies earlier, an international group of scientists claims.

Poor Sino-United States relations may hit United Kingdom student recruitment.

Les Back, acting head of the Goldsmiths College Centre for Urban and Community Research, argues that while today's research style may be "RAEable" it has become so unreadable it risks losing its audience.

Staff face redundancy at Waltham Forest College in East London as the extent of the college deficit becomes clear.

Daily Telegraph

Scientists from Bell Laboratories, New Jersey, and E Ink Corp, near Boston, have created electronic paper that can be programmed to display text, which will enable newspapers to be updated with breaking stories.

Scientists at the University of Wales, Bangor, have found that boys aged between 11 and 14 subconsciously change the way they cradle babies, a sign of their emerging parental instincts.

The Independent

Writer Josie Appleton argued that new technology is dumbing down our museums, at the Beyond the Museum conference at Oxford University.

British Nuclear Fuels has finally caved in to criticism that its visitors' centre at Sellafield is an apologia for the nuclear industry and has asked the Science Museum to undertake a £5.5 million revamp.

Financial Times

The study of the role of proteins in the human body has taken a leap forward with the opening of the world's largest facility dedicated to proteomics, in Geneva, by the biotech company GeneProt.

Daily Mail

Children with dyslexia and other learning problems can make great improvements if fed fish oil, scientists at Oxford University have found.

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