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Science  19 Apr 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6437, pp. 214-216
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6437.214

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In science news around the world, Boston University fires David Marchant, an Antarctic geologist it determined had harassed two women at remote field sites 20 years ago. The Israeli company SpaceIL says it plans to send a second lander to the moon after its first, called Beresheet, crashes while attempting to land there. Critics fault an auction on eBay of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, saying the $2.95 million asking price may result in its purchase by a private owner who wouldn't make the specimen available for researchers to study. A scientific drill ship recovers the first deep sediment cores from the Amundsen Sea, where the massive Antarctic ice sheet is rapidly melting. Astronomers hold a straw poll to name the largest untitled minor planet in the solar system.