From today's UK papers

May 11, 2001

Financial Times

Research pressure groups, such as Save British Science, are determined that science should not be left on the sidelines during the general election campaigns.

Riken, a publicly funded Japanese research centre, has denied allegations that one of its staff stole genetic material from the Cleveland Clinic in the United States, in an espionage case that risks fuelling tensions between the two countries.

The Guardian

Scottish university students studying in England would not have to pay tuition fees under a future Conservative government.

The Independent

Michael Gross, a science writer based at the Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences, writes that the discovery of a molecule that reacts both to chillies and to the sun may reveals how our bodies sense heat.

Daily Telegraph

A computer program that searches for duplicated phrases has triggered a huge investigation into plagiarism by hundreds of students and graduates at the University of Virginia.

The belief that a woman's body shape can influence the sex of her children has been undermined by a new study from the universities of Glasgow and Minnesota.

The Times

As the general election campaigns get into gear, Sussex University lecturers are teaching their students how to protest properly.


John Scurr, consultant vascular surgeon at London's Middlesex Hospital, will publish research showing a direct link between air travel and potentially lethal blood clots. ( Financial Times , Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times )

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