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Science  09 Dec 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6317, pp. 1208-1209
DOI: 10.1126/science.354.6317.1208

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In science news around the world, the European Space Agency's funders give the second half of the ExoMars mission a go but kill the Asteroid Impact Mission, the hunt for gravitational waves resumes, Indonesia's government issues a permanent ban on converting peatlands for agriculture, and the U.S. Congress is poised to make a deal on legislation that determines how the National Science Foundation will fund research proposals. Also, scientists prepare to investigate the aftermath of fires that raged through the southern Appalachian Mountains last month. And a chunk of amber picked up in a Myanmar market turns out to contain an unusual treasure: a feathered dinosaur tail.