Roundup 2/1: Beyond the Budget Edition

The always-provocative David King, former chief science adviser for the United Kingdom, has landed himself on the front page with his speculation that a “national intelligence agency” was behind the release of private e-mails of climate scientists before the Copenhagen climate conference.

Google is committing nearly $6 million to university-based research.

A California state panel is trying to preserve the legacy of Apollo 11 by designating as a historical resource more than 100 objects left on the moon by the mission.