UPDATES: Floods in Thailand and The Scientist Finds a New Owner

As of today, the Thailand Science Park north of Bangkok was still dry despite heavy flooding, but because of high water in surrounding areas the park will remain closed until 19 October.

Biomedical researchers who were fans of The Scientist may be able to stop their mourning over the magazine's sudden demise. LabX Media Group, which already publishes a magazine for lab managers and has an online marketplace for lab equipment, has agreed to a "nonbinding Letter of Intent" to purchase The Scientist and hopes to close the deal by the end of the month. The purchase could keep The Scientist publishing with little to no interruption. "Our dedicated editorial team will remain intact and continue to produce a magazine that maintains our editorial standards," Mary Beth Aberlin, editor-in-chief of The Scientist, noted in a statement.