From today's UK papers

August 24, 2001

The Financial Times

The journal Nature  will urge its authors to disclose any financial interests related to their studies in response to growing concerns over increasing links between industry and science.

The Independent

The leader of Britain's Jews, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, has pulled out of a key role in a United Nations conference on racism in protest against the language used towards Israel.

The accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has withdrawn its offer of employment to almost 100 graduate trainees just weeks before they were due to start work.

The Times

Japanese scientists have developed a miniature nuclear reactor that could provide power for a block of flats from its basement.

Miscellany

Scientists from the US National Cancer Institute and Mpala Research Centre have admitted that they have overlooked an entire African elephant species, a discovery with profound implications for conservation efforts. The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian .

Headteachers demanded an investigation last night after a senior examiner claimed that GCSE results were being "fixed" by deliberately reducing the pass mark. The Independent, The Daily Telegraph. 

A five-year-old boy has became the youngest person ever to pass a GCSE exam. The Times, The Guardian .

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