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Science  01 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6196, pp. 492-494
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6196.492

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In science news around the world, western U.S. states are using up ground water at an alarming rate; Google plans a new study that aims to pin down why humans are healthy or sick; a National Academy of Sciences report finds lessons from Japan's Fukushima disaster for U.S. nuclear plants; and São Paulo, Brazil, joins the Giant Magellan Telescope. Also, Russia and Ukraine are grappling over who owns precious artifacts from Crimea that are now on loan to a Dutch museum. And the coordinated experiment called the Global Dryas Project, based in Finland but with volunteers across the Arctic, seeks to understand how insects, wind, and the iconic Arctic flower Dryas are interacting.