Across the pond: The Times closes Eureka, its monthly science magazine

News International Corp. is closing Eureka, the monthly science magazine of The Times, three years after its launch.

The staff was told of the magazine's demise on Sept. 28, according to Media Week. It said it learned from a source that the closure "was a sign of shifting consumer and corporate priorities, as the heightened time of political consciousness around the environment and green issues appears to have receded in these austere times." News International said it hoped the 20 members of the editorial staff would be given other roles in the company.

The last issue is entitled "Apocalypse: The disaster issue."

-Paul Raeburn

[Thanks to Jim Handman of the CBD for the heads-up.]

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