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Science  27 Mar 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6229, pp. 1398-1400
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6229.1398

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In science news around the world, Mexico celebrates the opening of a new gamma ray observatory, the U.S. Interior Department releases its first federal fracking regulations, Ukraine signs a deal to join the European Union's €80 billion Horizon 2020 research program, the U.S. National Science Foundation releases its public access policy for grantees' peer-reviewed research papers, and the South Pacific waters around the Pitcairn Islands become the world's largest fully protected marine reserve. Also, data from NASA's Lunar Prospector mission reveal lopsided patterns of ice on the moon, suggesting a past shift in its axis of rotation. And scientists discover the remains of a giant salamanderlike amphibian that swam in the tropical lakes of the supercontinent Pangaea.