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Science  29 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6200, pp. 986-987
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6200.986

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In science news around the world, the diaphanous sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope is being inspected after its first test deployment in California, the Iranian parliament ousted the reform-minded science minister, China decided not to renew permits for studies of three genetically modified crops, and the world's largest bat catcher was unveiled in Latvia. Also, a math and science teacher in Montana is running a campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, a quirky Internet campaign has raised more than $80 million for an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis organization, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that middle and high schools don't begin classes until 8:30 a.m. to give kids enough time to sleep.