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20 Nov 2014 Vol. 346 #6212
- Exit of E.U. science adviser triggers furor New European Commission says it hasn't decided how it will organize its scientific advice.
- The mystery of the dead galaxies Astronomers thought they knew why all galaxies eventually redden and die. They were wrong.
- A dose of reality Does any treatment work against Ebola? Researchers may soon find out, if they can overcome daunting ethical and practical challenges.
- Saving lives without new drugs A push for improving basic care of Ebola patients could save many lives without experimental treatments.
- Philae probe makes bumpy touchdown on a comet Elation and disappointment as lander goes into early hibernation, curtailing experiments.
- New support for ‘gay gene’ Replication of 1993 study highlights same region on X chromosome, but some still call evidence inconclusive.
- China's peak carbon pledge raises pointed questions Modelers move to analyze implications of largest emitter's commitment to stabilize emissions by 2030.
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