From today's UK papers

May 31, 2001

Financial Times

Researchers at the University of Greenwich have been investigating the properties of diatomaceous earth for protecting stored food from pests, a technique that dates back at least 4,000 years

A new product from Rhetorical Systems, a company spun out of Edinburgh University, claims to create naturalistic computer speech complete with regional accents.

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Imperial College London and two United States companies have separately thrown new light on the newly discovered superconductor, magnesium diboride.

New building designs developed at North Carolina State University could help reduce storm damage.

The Guardian

Computer technology developed at Leeds University could help us to understand the human heart better.

Research from Vanderbilt University in the United States shows how the timing of events during development may determine the wiring pattern of our brains.

The Independent

A commission set up by the Institute for Public Policy Research is to warn the prime minister that his plans to bring more private-sector involvement into public services will not solve problems in health and education.

The popular view that rich and poor people live separately in their own neighbourhoods has been undermined by an analysis of household incomes by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at Essex University.

One snort of cocaine can change your brain chemistry for a week, according to a study from the University of California, San Francisco.

Now that the People's Republic has opened up, Chinese students are opting to study in the United Kingdom.

Daily Mail

Liquid 'meal replacement' diets really work, say researchers from the University of Ulm.

Daily Telegraph

Heart repairs of the future could be made with injections of bone marrow cells into the bloodstream, two doctors from Baylor College of Medicine say.

The Times

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is to help leading solicitors to hone the communication skills they need to play their increasingly public role.

"Punk" and "skinhead" bulls - the minority with unusual hair growth on their foreheads - are more aggressive, scientists at Colorado State University have found.

Miscellany

State schools are ditching a new qualification in key skills introduced by the government to meet  the needs of industry amid a barrage of complaints about the "shambles" of the new curriculum for sixth-formers. ( Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times )

Chelsea Clinton is already said to be eyeing her father's old lodgings at University College, Oxford ( Daily Telegraph ). Oxford University denies that Chelsea Clinton has decided to study there ( Independent ).

Research at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, shows that bees measure distance by how fast the scenery flies by. ( Guardian , Independent; from Nature )

 

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