Roundup 2/4: Four Degrees of Separation Edition

Hit by the poor economy and lower funding from the government, King’s College London is considering “draconian” cuts of more than 200 jobs and may abandon teaching engineering, even though in 1838 it was the first in the world to open an engineering school.

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Nobel Prize– winning physicist Steven Weinberg lauds NASA's focus on unmanned flight and its decision to scrap a moon mission.

The House of Representatives has held the second of three hearings on geoengineering; a report is expected this summer.

A coalition of MIT scientists and others analyzing the potential of world proposals to cut greenhouse gasses has determined that in the month since the Copenhagen Accord has passed, the world has "not closed the gap" between proposed actions and the actions that would limit anthropogenic warming to 2°C.

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