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Science  21 Dec 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6421, pp. 1334-1336
DOI: 10.1126/science.362.6421.1334

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In science news around the world, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) responds to a report on "foreign influences," Australia slashes its future research funding, Mars's methane mystery deepens, and the Paris agreement on climate change survives a contentious rulemaking session in Poland. Also, astronomers discover the solar system's farthest-known planet, NIH comes under fire for clinical trial reporting results, the late Paul Allen bequests a new immunology research institute, and NASA's Parker Solar Probe makes its first dip into the sun's atmosphere. Plus, a new study suggests tourists and scientists are making Antarctica's birds sick, and an interview with a Harvard University historian helps explain India's monsoon—one of Asia's most important weather patterns.

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