Roundup 10/6: In the Zone Edition

On Thursday the National Science Foundation will release new data about the Pacific Northwest's dead zones, at its Web site. (Photo courtesy NOAA, blue indicates dead zones.)

Tomorrow the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold a confirmation hearing on pending nominations, including a nomination of Regina Benjamin to be surgeon general.

On Thursday and Friday, the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society will be meeting to talk about gene patents, direct consumer genetic testing, and genetics education and training.

Eugenie Samuel Reich at the Intersection wonders why the Department of Energy is photoshopping pictures of its science facilities.