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Science  15 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6198, pp. 716-717
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6198.716

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In science news around the world, the European Space Agency's spacecraft Rosetta reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a 10-year journey, India has banned dissections in zoology and life science university courses, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided not to list the wolverine as threatened despite concerns by conservationists that climate change threatens its snowy habitat in the mountain west. Also, Science talks with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences' president, Nelson Sewankambo, about his country's controversial antigay law, struck down on a technicality on 1 August. And new evidence suggests artificial mummification using pine resin and other embalming agents may have begun in prehistoric Egypt, 1500 years earlier than thought.

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