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Physical sciences/Earth sciences/Oceanography

The Senate provides small boosts to NASA and NIST while departing from House efforts to slash NSF’s social and geosciences research.
Long-standing debates continued over space exploration, the earth sciences, social and behavioral research, and advanced manufacturing.
Alumnus AAAS S&T Policy Fellow DJ Patil has been named by the White House as its first-ever chief data scientist.
Nutrient pollution in bodies of water harms human health and the economy. To address the problem, you need good data.
A national round of workshops for researchers and a top-level dialogue on the financial risks of climate change are among the new initiatives.