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Science  22 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6199, pp. 856-858
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6199.856

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In science news around the world, the United States prepares to launch a program to fund alternative approaches to fusion energy, the World Health Organization considers using blood from recovering Ebola patients to develop a serum, the U.S. Department of Defense launches a challenge to scientists to predict the spread of the chikungunya virus in the Americas and the Caribbean, and the number of Indian students applying to graduate programs in the United States has skyrocketed while the number of Chinese applicants has stagnated. Also, Science talks with German psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer about risk literacy. And researchers listen in as Amazonian river turtles talk.