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January 4, 2001

University applications drop
Confidential preliminary totals from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service show that on 20 November 2000 the number of application forms received was about 6,000 down on the previous year.

Cambridge centre rejected
Cambridge University’s plans for a £24 million neuroscience research centre have been turned down on planning grounds. South Cambridgeshire District Council rejected the plan because the proposed site is on green belt land.

Ski landslides predicted
Alpine ski resorts may be at risk from catastrophic landslides caused by global warming, according to Charles Harris of Cardiff University who was speaking at the Royal Geographical Society’s annual conference.

Deep voices a hit with women
Men with deep voices may have greater sex appeal. Women imagine them to be muscular, attractive and blessed with hairy chests, a study by Sarah Collins of Nottingham University has found.

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