A Little Lonely

As of today, there's only one person left on the staff of the White House chief technology officer, the New York Times reports.

So far, President Donald Trump has only named Michael Kratsios as the deputy chief technology officer, leaving many other spots vacant, the Times says. Under the last administration, it notes, there were two dozen people on the staff of the White House chief technology officer.

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A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

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