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Science  19 Sep 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6203, pp. 1434-1436
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6203.1434

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In science news around the world, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has a landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko; the European Union and Switzerland come to a short-term agreement to restore Switzerland's associated country status for part of Horizon 2020; the United States, China, and Cuba prepare to send health workers to West Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic; the first human undergoes a procedure to receive tissue from induced pluripotent stem cells in Tokyo; and in a Science exclusive, e-mail correspondence between a Nature editor and the lead author of two now-retracted stem cell papers reveals that the work initially received a rocky reception. Also, the body of giant tortoise Lonesome George, who died in 2012, has been preserved and will be on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City until January. And a new study suggests that chimp violence in the wild is not a response to human impacts, but rather serves an evolutionary purpose.