From today's UK papers

September 4, 2001

Financial Times

Schools could afford up to 70,000 more teachers by 2004 if the government goes on expanding investment in education, the centre-right Institute for Public Policy Research said yesterday.

Biotechnology must be given a rapid boost if the European Union is serious about becoming the world's most dynamic economy, the European Commission will warn today.

The Guardian

In its first term (1997-2001) Labour squeezed spending on Britain's schools and universities to the lowest share of national income since the 1960s, according to research from the London School of Economics.

Advertisers will target undergraduates with screensavers on university computers from next term.

Team Bath FC is the UK's first semi-professional university football club.

The Independent

The rebellion against Tony Blair's plans to extend the role of private companies in the running of public services will grow when Frank Dobson, former health secretary, joins the criticism today.

British childcare remains among the worst in Europe despite a series of initiatives to ease the burden of care on working parents, according to the Institute of Education at London University.

The Daily Telegraph

The government has contributed to the teacher shortage by the way it has treated classroom staff, the chief executive of the General Teaching Council has said.

British Association for the Advancement of Science

A new technique for freezing liver cells brings closer the prospect of an artificial liver. (Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Times)
Juries would be more likely to reach a correct verdict if they have fewer than 12 members. (Daily Telegraph, Independent, Times)
Cannabis relieves chronic pain for most people suffering from multiple sclerosis or nerve injury. (Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Times)
Dark chocolate could help to prevent deep vein thrombosis on long flights.  (Financial Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Times)
A fifteen-minute burst of sunshine in the morning could end sleeplessness. (Daily Telegraph, Times)
Humanoid robots will be part of society by 2050, according to a Glasgow University scientist. (Daily Telegraph, Times)
Interconnected computers could monitor the sound of aircraft engines, detect faults and organise maintenance. (Guardian) 
The BA will discuss on Thursday whether science is compatible with religion. (Guardian)

Miscellany

Treating infections with antibiotics can reduce the risk of heart attack, according to research in London hospitals. ( Daily Telegraph, Times )

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