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Science  29 May 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6238, pp. 948-950
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6238.948

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In science news around the world, Japan will spend $3.7 million to expand the Telescope Array, an international collaboration that studies very high energy cosmic rays; an open-access publishing company sacks 31 editors in a heated conflict over editorial independence; a U.S. House of Representatives committee unanimously approves a major effort to spur medical innovation; a World Heritage Site is under attack by Islamic State militants; legislators in the U.S. Senate move to pull out of ITER, a huge international fusion experiment, for the second year in a row; and more. Also, the new head of Japan's network of national laboratories proposes a tenure system. And famed mathematician John Nash, subject of the biography and film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a car crash while returning from an awards ceremony.