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    December 2016

    In this issue: Greenland’s vanishing ice sheet portends more than 20 feet of sea-level rise. Discoveries are being made on two different planets with the same universally useful tool.

    • Spotlights

      Diverting Doomsday Article
      Diverting Doomsday
      Protecting Earth from cataclysmic comets might require nuclear rockets.
    • Sterile Neutrinos Article
      Sterile Neutrinos
      In recent experiments, elusive subatomic particles stubbornly defy expectations.
    • In Their Own Words

      In Their Own Words: How Plutonium Alloys Age Article
      In Their Own Words: How Plutonium Alloys Age
      The rewards and challenges of doing science for national security
    • Articles

      An Ice Sheet’s Demise Article
      An Ice Sheet’s Demise
      Greenland’s vanishing ice sheet portends more than 20 feet of sea-level rise.
    • Little Laser, Big Science Article
      Little Laser, Big Science
      Discoveries are being made on two different planets with the same universally useful tool.
    • Driving Sustainability Article
      Driving Sustainability
      Making our transportation system greener and more future-friendly.
    • What Causes Cancer? Article
      What Causes Cancer?
      The first large-scale inventory of cancer’s genetic fingerprints