From today's UK papers

August 23, 2001

Guardian

The resignation of John Randall, chief executive of the Quality Assurance Agency, has been greeted with glee by universities

Independent

Aaron Hertzmann, of New York University, has developed software that can analyse a digital photograph and transform it into the style of a chosen artist.

To some he was a towering intellect who dominated the rarefied atmosphere of astronomy for a quarter of a century, to others Sir Fred Hoyle, whose death was announced yesterday, was a stubborn iconoclast who consistently chose the wrong scientific theories to challenge.

Twenty students are on the first training course for racecourse bookmakers.

Daily Telegraph

Plans to speed up medical education to tackle the shortage of doctors have failed to win the support of the British Medical Association.

Genetic research at the University of Michigan could revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Miscellany

Thousands of best-selling books are being copied and made available for free on the internet, threatening the publishing industry with the literary equivalent of the Napster music-sharing service. ( Financial Times , Daily Telegraph )

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