From today's UK papers

June 11, 2001

Financial Times

US President George W. Bush is to use his first trip to Europe to offer millions of dollars in new research spending as an alternative to the Kyoto accord on climate change, which he has rejected.

Software developed by scientists at the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency to prevent the propagation of computer viruses by email is to be made available free on the internet.

The cost of inventing a new medicine could tumble from $880 million to $580 million (£420m) as a result of productivity gains sparked by the genomics revolution, according to The Boston Consulting Group.

John Quelch, outgoing dean of London Business School, has accepted a position as senior associate dean and professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.

The Guardian

Airlines are refusing to assist research into "economy class syndrome" and are failing to offer travellers sufficient warning about the potentially fatal condition of blood clots, according to scientists from Britain and Australia.

An academic who claims most Europeans are descended from just seven women has had his theory seized upon by racists. ( Guardian 2 )

Daily Mail

Pupils with a brother or sister do better in exams than only children or those from larger families, a study from Institute of Social and Economic Research at Essex University has found.

The theories on Mozart's death could fill a medical encyclopedia, but according to research from the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle, there may be a far more surprising culprit than anything previously suggested - pork cutlets.


Nick Tate, chief executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the government adviser behind the introduction of the controversial AS-level exam, has admitted the system has gone wrong. ( Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph )

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