From today's UK papers

May 30, 2001

The Guardian

Plans for a £22 million modern extension of the Royal College of Art are to be unveiled. The building could be the standard-bearer for future art and design teaching buildings.

Memories of the death by smallpox of a medical photographer at Birmingham University have been resurrected after St Mary's Hospital, which is part of Imperial College, was committed to the Crown Court for sentencing. The hospital had breached health and safety legislation during the creation of a hybrid virus using dengue fever and hepatitis C.

David Horowitz is the son of a communist and a former anti-war activist who worked closely with the Black Panthers. But he is now bombarding US universities with his extreme rightwing views on slave reparation, putting him at the centre of a bitter race row.

The Independent

The Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration of the US National Research Council has advised President George W. Bush to build a high-security laboratory to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial lifeforms when spaceships return rock samples from Mars.

Richard Sorabji, professor of rhetoric, in a lecture at Gresham College in the City of London, asked if we are right to treat animals the way we do.

Daily Telegraph

Jonathan Leigh says that the AS-level exam is squeezing out extracurricular activities such as music, drama and sport.

A treatment for infertility that combines the DNA of a donor and both parents is raising medical and ethical fears.

The Times

A chilled pillow developed by management students at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh could be just the thing for summer nights when it is too hot to sleep.

Chelsea Clinton has cleared the last hurdle in her effort to follow in her father's footsteps and study at University College, Oxford.

Miscellany

Numeracy tests for trainee teachers are too hard and should be scrapped for those intending to teach in nursery schools or infant classes, head teachers say ( The Daily Telegraph, The Times ).

A computer analysis of how glaciers formed in the tropics 600 million years ago supports the idea that that the Earth was once a giant snowball, a conference of the American Geophysical Union in Boston has been told by scientists from Pennsylvania State University ( The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian ).

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