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Science  05 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6239, pp. 1062-1064
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6239.1062

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In science news around the world, a mystery illness is devastating the endangered saiga antelopes of Central Asia, while South Korea and China are scrambling to contain a deadly human outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. A new study has demonstrated the benefits of early HIV treatment, the Great Barrier Reef has been spared an embarrassing "in danger" listing by UNESCO, and an Islamic State commander has said that the military group will not destroy archaeological sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra. Also, the United States has strengthened its watershed protections, the European Commission is shielding basic science from cuts to its Horizon 2020 research program, and a new species of dinosaur, related to Triceratops, has been discovered.