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Science  24 Oct 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6208, pp. 402-403
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6208.402

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In science news around the world, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snaps a picture of the comet Siding Spring as it buzzes by Mars, Lockheed Martin reveals it's working on a new fusion machine, the Hubble Space Telescope identifies icy worlds for NASA's New Horizons mission to target post-Pluto, India gives a big boost to its students' stipends, U.S. fusion scientists criticize the Department of Energy's new 10-year plan for the field, and more. Also, a type of ranavirus is being blamed for the gruesome deaths of a wide range of species of amphibians in Europe. And President Barack Obama taps lawyer Ron Klain to coordinate efforts to combat the current Ebola outbreak.