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Science  15 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6236, pp. 736-738
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6236.736

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In science news around the world, Liberia cautiously celebrates the end of Ebola in the country, the U.S. White House OKs Shell's plan to resume drilling in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska, Johnson & Johnson is to convene a panel of bioethicists to help decide how to respond to patients' requests for experimental drugs, 16 Nobel laureates add their voices to science organizations defending the European Union's existing rules for animal research, the Australian government's controversial plan to help fund a think tank in collaboration with a climate skeptic's organization is in limbo after protests by the country's scientists, and more. Also, the United Kingdom has a new minister for science and universities: former journalist Jo Johnson. And a new app, BabyFace, is seeking data from parents—photos of their babies' feet, face, and ears, as well as gestational ages—to ultimately make it easier to gauge how long a baby actually spent in the womb.