London students hit by staff strike
Tens of thousands of university students in London are being hit by a strike over pay involving staff from porters to professors. Four unions are staging the walkout over London allowances. Staff at the University of London have had their allowances frozen at £2,134 for a decade and are demanding an across-the-board increase to £4,000.
Queen opens Maughan Library at King's College
The Queen is opening the £35 million Maughan Library at King's College London, believed to be the largest new facility of its kind in Britain since the second world war. The neo-gothic building is the former home of the Public Record Office.
Marine scientists investigate dolphin sightings
Aberdeen University marine scientists have launched a three-year investigation intowhy there has been an increase in the number of dolphin sightings along Scotland's northeast coast. They aim to advise on how best to protect them. Meanwhile, St Andrews University biologists have revealed in Nature that harbour seals can recognise the acoustics of harmless fish-eating killer whales, saving time and energy to protect themselves from their main threat, mammal-eating killer whales.
Iceman may have been shot by own people
Ötzi the Iceman, frozen in Alpine ice more than 5,000 years ago, could have been shot with an arrow by one of his own people, researchers say. At a gathering of archaeologists to be held in Bristol, an expert from the team working on the iceman's remains will explain how she linked an arrowhead found in his body to his own tribe.