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Science  08 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6235, pp. 612-613
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6235.612

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In science news around the world, the U.S. House of Representatives releases a bipartisan draft bill recommending a $10 billion budget increase for NIH, the 11 countries building the Square Kilometre Array chose a headquarters in the United Kingdom for the giant telescope, the Pan American Health Organization declares the Americas rubella-free, a researcher targeted by animal rights activists decides to give up his work on primates, and California sets ambitious new climate goals. Also, social scientist Dan Braha describes his research on Twitter data related to the riots in Baltimore, Maryland. And scientists discover uniquely stretchable nerves in the mouths of certain baleen whales.