From today's UK papers

June 18, 2001

Financial Times

After a damaging fire City University, London, has launched a £56,000 publicity campaign to assure students that it is business as usual.


The secret of sexual attraction lies in the movement of a woman's eyebrow and the natural smell of a man, two studies on human mating behaviour presented to the American Psychological Society's annual conference reported yesterday (Brown University, St Bonaventure University).

A new treatment developed at the University of Hong Kong uses tongue acupuncture to improve symptoms in autistic children.

London's Central School of Speech and Drama has rewritten the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf to give women a bigger role.

Daily Telegraph

The thighbones of thousands of dead babies were secretly removed as part of a study in Scotland of the dangers of radiation from nuclear weapons tests.

Chelsea Clinton graduated from Stanford University in California yesterday, clearing the last academic hurdle before she takes up residence at University College, Oxford, in October.

A set of radical political poems published anonymously more than 200 years ago has been found to be the work of Robert Burns (Strathclyde University).

It is not what or who you know, but how popular you are that guarantees success in the workplace, according to research at Columbia University, New York.

The Times

A consultant has been told he faces dismissal from his job at a teaching hospital after investigating the record of a surgeon whose mortality rates were up to four times higher than national targets.


Elderly women are more mentally agile and have better memories than men of the same age, a Leiden University study suggests. ( Guardian , Daily Telegraph )

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