A BIG LOSS FOR GEORGIA TECH AS ONE OF ITS MOST FAMOUS FACULTY MEMBERS, JUDITH CURRY, DECIDES TO LEAVE. But the real downer is why: “The deeper reasons have to do with my growing disenchantment with universities, the academic field of climate science and scientists. . . . At this point, the private sector seems like a more ‘honest’ place for a scientist working in a politicized field than universities or government labs — at least when you are your own boss.”

Plus: “At this point, I figure that I can reach more people (including students and young researchers) via social media.”