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Science  26 Jun 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6242, pp. 1404-1405
DOI: 10.1126/science.348.6242.1404

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In science news around the world, DNA sequencing shows that the 8500-year-old Kennewick Man was Native American, experts with the International Whaling Commission again conclude that Japan's lethal research whaling program isn't scientifically justified, astronomers decide to restart construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea, a clinical trial of a promising Ebola drug in Sierra Leone is halted early after it fails to show a benefit to patients, and more. Also, the invasive, predatory New Guinea flatworm is found on the U.S. mainland for the first time. And vulture populations in Africa have plummeted over the past 3 decades, due primarily to farmers poisoning carcasses to target lions or hyenas.