And Confirmed, Too

In a voice vote, the US Senate has confirmed Cherry Murray as the new head of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, ScienceInsider reports.

Murray, a Harvard University physicist, was nominated to the post in August, following the Senate's failure to act on MIT's Marc Kastner's 2013 nomination for the job.

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