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Science  11 Feb 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6018, pp. 654-655
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6018.654-b

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In science news around the world this week, Pfizer is cutting its R&D spending, the U.S. Congress has sworn off earmarks, one of the Channel Islands has been named the world's first "dark sky island," a Japanese volcano is gathering steam, the Great Barrier Reef escaped being battered by the recent hurricane, drillers still have not reached subglacial Lake Vostok, and European research funding is being revamped.