From today's UK papers

July 30, 2001

The Independent

Christ's College, the alma mater of Charles Darwin, John Milton and Channel 4's Richard Whiteley, has been rated the top college in this year's Tompkins table of Cambridge University's examination results.

Smallpox, anthrax and the plague could make a comeback because of increasing worldwide research into biological weapons, scientists have warned.

An archaeological excavation near East Yorkshire's Whitby Abbey on a site that threatens to slip into the sea has turned up an unprecedented amount of detail about life in Britain's Dark Ages.

Daily Telegraph

A robot spacecraft, Genesis, will be launched today from Florida on a mission to catch a wisp of the Sun and return it to Earth to help explain our origins.

Financial Times

The government faces overwhelming opposition from trade unions to its plans to extend private sector involvement in the public services, according to the agenda of September's annual conference of the Trades Union Congress.

John Quelch, outgoing dean of London Business School, tells Della Bradshaw how he managed his resignation.

Tuck School of Business has announced a new strategy, including increasing student intake and introducing a new core curriculum.

Faculty from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business have joined forces with their counterparts at Yuan Ze University and the Far Eastern Group of Taiwan to create an executive development programme on the new economy and the old economy.

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has appointed three professors with named chairs.

The Guardian

The illness known as Gulf war syndrome looks likely to have been caused by an illegal vaccine "booster" given by the Ministry of Defence to protect soldiers against biological weapons, according to the results of a series of tests by Tulane medical school.

The Times

Regional museums housing some of the nation's finest treasures are unable to attract directors because they are under funded.

A coffin and a mausoleum have been unearthed that may have contained leaders of the ancient Jewish monastic community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls.

How would you spend $1 billion? One way, reports Anjana Ahuja, is to catalogue every living species on the planet.

Daily Mail

The cleverest addresses in Britain were revealed in a study by the Office for National Statistics of university admissions yesterday.

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