In science magazine news, The Industrial Physicist is ceasing publication with its Dec 2004-Jan 2005 issue. Advertising revenue did not keep up with rising costs, the magazine says.
Then there’s a new magazine on the horizon, titled Symmetry, about high-energy particle physics. They just published their second issue, which includes a nice status on cosmological inflation, a short piece about how a wine glass can be used to explain gravitational lensing, and an essay by Rob Semper about why some of the most astonishing discoveries of present day physics, such as dark energy and dark matter, aren’t seeping into the public consciousness.
It’s worth checking out.