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Physical sciences/Earth sciences/Oceanography

The first two AAAS Mass Media Fellows to work at Spanish-language news outlets found science coverage sorely needed.
House floor proceedings to pass a key spending bill yielded few significant changes to science agency budgets, even as the Science Committee shoots for a lower NSF target.
A novel form of interaction between bacteria and tubeworms prompts the worms to switch from free-swimming larvae to sedentary juveniles, researchers report.
Scientists have finally decoded the genome of a jelly-like animal called a ctenophore, and their work suggests that early animal evolution may not have proceeded in a linear way.