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Science  19 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6241, pp. 1292-1294
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6241.1292

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In science news around the world, Paris's historic Musee de l'Homme is set to reopen in October after a 6-year hiatus, a joint mission of health experts says South Korea's outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome may now be contained, the International Energy Agency finds that nations' current promised greenhouse gas emissions cuts won't be enough to slow global warming for more than a few months, a leaked version of Pope Francis's climate encyclical reveals that the Vatican firmly blames the burning of fossil fuels for climate change, the University of Minnesota announces sweeping changes to how it will protect its research subjects, and more. Also, astronomers have spotted a bright galaxy from the early universe, possibly from the very first generation of stars. And six scientists who have spent the past 8 months in a solar-powered dome meant to simulate living on Mars—and to study how astronauts handle group conflict, bad food, and long, mundane days in cramped quarters—"returned" to Earth this week.