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Science  09 Jan 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6218, pp. 108-110
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6218.108

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In science news around the world, four members of Congress ask the National Institutes of Health to investigate psychological experiments on monkeys being carried out at one of its labs, two of India's science funding agencies push for making research results open access, an investigation by Japan's RIKEN research institute finds that controversial STAP (stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency) cells were likely contaminated with regular embryonic stem cells, an international initiative to help speed up the creation of new drought-tolerant or pest-resistant crops kicks off, and NASA's intended record-setting science balloon mission over Antarctica is cut short. Also, the Hubble Space Telescope releases a new, high-definition snapshot of its iconic "Pillars of Creation" image in the Eagle Nebula.