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Science  06 Mar 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6226, pp. 1048-1050
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6226.1048

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In science news around the world, eastern Asia is experiencing an unprecedented urbanization boom, the European Commission announces a plan to create a unified energy market for the European Union, an external review of the University of Minnesota's clinical trials procedures says the university didn't adequately protect its most vulnerable subjects, a new data repository of the world's oldest fossils is launched, and the Argonne National Laboratory's 24-year-old Ask A Scientist service closes its virtual doors. Also, a former HIV researcher at Iowa State University pleads guilty to federal fraud charges for faking data. And physicist Marc Kastner chats with Science about heading the new Science Philanthropy Alliance.