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Science  13 Jan 2012:
Vol. 335, Issue 6065, pp. 150-151
DOI: 10.1126/science.335.6065.150-b

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In science news around the world this week, Thomas Insel discussed the aims, structure, and temporary leadership of the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; a joint German-Israeli research center on archaeology and human evolution is planned; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has vowed to more than double India's spending on R&D over the next 5 years and build two major research facilities; sea snakes could be going missing from a haven in the Pacific Ocean; a new study suggests the Canadian High Arctic is also a good spot for ground-based optical astronomy; and a report has challenged an ambitious U.S. climate research plan.