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Science  13 Jul 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6091, pp. 138-139
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6091.138-b

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In science news around the world this week, scientists have identified a possible culprit in the syndrome that has killed dozens of children in Cambodia since April, Italian scientists are up in arms over budget cuts at a dozen national research institutes, the U.S. National Science Foundation has struck a deal to charter a heavy-duty icebreaker to clear a path to McMurdo, UNESCO has designated the first tricountry World Heritage Site, South Korea is considering hunting whales for scientific purposes, and the North Carolina House of Representatives voted to revise legislation that would have barred officials from considering acceleration in sea level rise due to climate change.