Roundup 11/19: Rising and Falling Tides Edition

Paul Alivisatos has been named director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

Experts told a congressional panel today that the United States is losing its lead in spaceflight.

The Senate Energy Committee will explore the economics of the climate bill next Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Navy prepares for global warming by envisioning an ice-free Arctic.

Did a classification error doom a fish called a slapper skate to near extinction?

Students at the University of California, Los Angeles protested ahead of a vote in which the Regents approved fee hikes.

Americans polled say they believe a cure for cancer will be found and aliens discovered before peace in the Middle East is reached.