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Science  18 Jul 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6194, pp. 244-246
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6194.244

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In science news around the world, the U.S. Geological Survey released its latest assessment of the seismic hazard across the country, IBM pledged to donate $100 million to help create “big data” research centers in China, the Scripps Research Institute called off a merger with the University of Southern California, and the first phase III trial of a vaccine for the tropical disease dengue produced mixed results—the vaccine proved safe, but provided limited protection against the disease. Also, the United Kingdom's science minister, David Willetts, resigned as part of a government reshuffle. And the U.S. Census Bureau released a nifty new visualization tool to explore where science, technology, engineering, and math graduates end up in the workforce.