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Science  11 May 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6389, pp. 582-583
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6389.582

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In science news around the world, NASA launches its $814 million InSight lander, which will travel to Mars to study the planet's internal structure. The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke plans to pare back the number of researchers it supports who have $1 million or more per year in grants from the National Institutes of Health to free up funds for other labs. The European Commission proposes spending €100 billion on its next 7-year science funding program, which the commission says would represent an increase of up to 50% over the current one. Australia announces it will create a space agency with AU$26 million in seed money. Inder Verma, the prominent cancer scientist and geneticist who was recently accused of sexual harassment, resigns as editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the prestigious academic journal published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.