From today's UK press

November 3, 2000


All new teachers at further education colleges will have to have a formal teaching qualification, the government has said


The government is seeking to speed up the granting of licences for experiments on animals in the wake of scientists' warnings that red tape is holding back British science


In a warning that has echoes of the Day of the Triffids, Prof Anthony Trewavas, of Edinburgh University and a leading biologist, has urged man not to underestimate the intelligence of plants


(Magdalen) The Oxford college whose rejection of the Tyneside student Laura Spence provoked a furore over elitism has seen a 20 per cent drop in applications to study there


The first animals to run on two legs were not dinosaurs, as palaeontologists had thought, but lizard-like reptiles that flourished 60m years ago, according to Robert Reisz, of the University of Toronto ( Daily Telegraph , Financial Times , Guardian , Independent )

Mobile phones are providing an unexpected health benefit by driving down the rates of teenage smoking, according to a report from Clive Bates, director of the pressure group Action on Smoking and Health, and Anne Charlton, a professor at Manchester University ( Daily Mail , Financial Times , Independent )


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