From today's UK papers

June 4, 2001

The Guardian

Today's teenagers are working a gruelling 57-hour week as they juggle school with paid jobs, according to research carried out for BBC AS Guru, a new website for AS-level students.

Perhaps the only PhD where students are encouraged to play instead of study: Aberdeen University is launching the world's first postgraduate course in chess.

The Independent

South Africa has accused the Natural History Museum in London of trading a fragment of a prized meteorite from the country amid a boom in demand for cosmic remains.

In a lecture at City University, London, Robert Winston, the fertility specialist and Labour peer, argued that our way of life demands nuclear energy.

The Times

Students sitting final exams at University College London are being hypnotised to reduce nerves and improve their performance.

Daily Mail

Bodies of stillborn British babies and infants who died at just a few months old were shipped to the United States in the 1950s and 1960s to be used in nuclear experiments at the University of Chicago.

Financial Times

Columbia Business School is leader of the pack in the Financial Times Executive Education 2001 ranking.


The key to keeping in time with music is an internal clock that turns people with the gift of rhythm into living metronomes, scientists at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut, have revealed. ( Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Times )

A study at City University has found a link between high testosterone levels in a mother's womb and masculine behaviour in girls. ( Daily Telegraph, Times )

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