Roundup 1/18: Answer Time Edition

Tomorrow, John Beddington, the United Kingdom's Chief Scientific Advisor, will appear before a House of Lords science committee to answer questions on research funding and other matters (webcast).

In the latest global warming controversy, Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says the group will review claims that a 2007 IPCC report didn't use peer-reviewed science to support claims that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035.

British politician Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, adds his voice to the chorus arguing that U.K. libel laws threaten scientific communication.