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Science  04 May 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6081, pp. 524-525
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6081.524-b

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In science news around the world this week, three crested ibis chicks became the first of their species born in the wild in Japan in 36 years; Congress is giving some research programs more money in 2013 than the White House had requested; the Abrolhos Shelf of Brazil was found to have the world's largest expanse of rhodoliths, a spherical type of coralline algae; and Japan's deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu has set the record for the deepest undersea research borehole.