From today's UK papers

September 7, 2001

Guardian

Plato's Republic has been voted the greatest work of philosophy, despite the fact that most modern thinkers would rubbish almost all of what he said.

Independent

Two hundred people have signed up for the first national three-year study into the effects of cannabis on multiple sclerosis.

Colin Tudge defends evolutionary psychology.

Daily Telegraph

Stirling University archaeologists are studying a farmhouse built 1,000 years before the pyramids, with evidence of living rooms, bedrooms and a kitchen.

The publication of the government's proposals to "modernise" the comprehensive school system has opened a rift between education ministers in England and Wales.

More than 120 scholars have spent 70 years working on a dictionary of Middle English, the language spoken between the Norman Conquest in 1066 and 1500. 

Times

John Ashworth, a scientist and educationist who was until recently chairman of the British Library, is the previously unnamed candidate who joins four others on the shortlist to become the chairman of the BBC.

Sixty-two Israeli high school students refused yesterday to do military service in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, accusing their government of aggressive and racist policies towards Palestinians.

Miscellany

British Association for the Advancement of Science

Cases of vCJD are twice as common in the north as in the south of England (Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph)
The universe could turn to jelly (Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Times)
New clash between religion and evolution (Independent, Daily Telegraph)
Britain faces climate as cold as Canada's (Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Times)
No-touch control for car radios (Times)
Global warming has made northern hemisphere greener (Times)
Unseen asteroids could hit Earth. (Daily Telegraph)
Fewer couples open joint bank accounts. (Daily Telegraph)

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