Roundup 1/8: Dryness and Deluge Edition

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China bonanza: New Scientist warns of China's domination of science, The New York Times finds China is luring scientists home, and the University of Toronto in Canada reports that the red giant is spurring innovation in regenerative medicine.

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $123 million in Recovery Act funds to 11 universities and one nonprofit research organization for research facilities.

The Congressional Research Service delves into hydrological and regulatory issues related to the California drought.

Conservatives are attacking certain economic stimulus package items related to science that they see as frivolous.

Your 2009 review for ocean policy.

(Photo of Folsom Lake in California. Credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/planetlight/ / CC BY 2.0)