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Science  14 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6407, pp. 1052-1053
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6407.1052

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In science news around the world, the surprising landslides after an earthquake in Japan may have occurred because of slippery volcanic deposits. President Donald Trump names a physicist who is a vocal climate change doubter to the National Security Council. Google releases a search engine for data sets. Nearly nine in 10 university clinical trials in the European Union fail to report results within the 1-year time frame set by EU rules, a study reports. An astrophysicist previously overlooked for the Nobel Prize wins a Breakthrough Prize and promises to donate the money to a scholarship for women and ethnic minority students in physics. The first test of a gene-editing tool in people yields hints it could help treat a rare, inherited metabolic disorder. NASA should build a large space telescope to image Earth-like planets around other sunlike stars, says a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.