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Science  05 Dec 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6214, pp. 1158-1160
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6214.1158

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In science news around the world, the new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has sparked criticism with a plan to divert money from the Horizon 2020 research funding program into a new investment fund, pharma giant Merck has jumped into the race to develop an Ebola vaccine, Australia's leading research organization is facing cuts to a fifth of its staff, the United States has proposed new rules to curb ozone emissions, a long-standing Venezuelan research center is on the chopping block, and more. Also, the Planck spacecraft confirms even more precisely cosmology's standard big bang model. And scientists looking to study how flamboyant male jumping spiders see color get a boost from crowdfunding.