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Science  20 Apr 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6079, pp. 280-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6079.280-b

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In science news around the world this week, a tobacco research project nominated for China's 2012 National Science and Technology Progress Award has produced an uproar among China's scientific community, the head of one of Croatia's most important natural sciences institutes has lost her job, scientists began a massive accounting of seals in the Arctic, a new state-of-the-art U.S. laboratory for agricultural biodefense is in limbo, and publishers of more than 1000 Chinese journals have pledged to root out plagiarism and falsified research.