From today's UK papers

June 1, 2001

The Guardian

A study commissioned by the Metropolitan police from South Bank University into the relationship between drugs and crime has cast doubt on Home Office policy and led senior officers to question the effectiveness of their strategies.

Philip Steadman, of University College London, has proved that the Dutch master, Johannes Vermeer, used a camera obscura to trace the scenes he painted.

Financial Times

Advances in the treatment of testicular cancer could assist doctors in finding cures for other types of tumours, according to researchers at University College London.


A massive dinosaur, Paralititan stromeri , believed to be the second biggest on record, has been unearthed at a "lost" valley in the Sahara desert by palaeontologists who retraced the footsteps of a pre-war expedition by an aristocratic German explorer. ( Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Times )

Men who eat oily fish twice a week halve their risk of developing prostate cancer and greatly reduce their risk of dying from it, according to research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. ( Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph )

A team of scientists from Harvard University has finally revealed the key to human longevity after a study by some of the finest minds in psychiatry for thousands of laboratory hours over more than 60 years: there is no secret. ( Independent, Daily Mail )

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