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Science  28 Nov 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6213, pp. 1036-1038
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6213.1036

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In science news around the world, Japan unveils its new whaling research program for the Antarctic, which sets a target of capturing 333 minke whales annually; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announces that it made $3.3 billion by selling the royalty rights to treatments its funding helped develop; the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS releases a new report that outlines a strategy for ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030; the Belgian federal science policy office is under threat of being closed by the new center-right government; and the U.S. immigration policy announced by President Barack Obama includes some nods to the research community. Also, a British team hopes to crowd fund a lunar probe. And French nuclear expert Bernard Bigot is tapped to head the embattled international fusion reactor ITER.