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Science  18 Sep 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6254, pp. 1264-1266
DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6254.1264

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In science news around the world, wildfires in the western United States present both challenges and opportunities for researchers, the Russian Academy of Sciences absorbs several of Crimea's top research institutes, a U.S. federal court orders the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its approval of a new insecticide until more is known about its impact on bee populations, scientists in Australia hope their new prime minister will be more friendly to science, an influential bioethics group gives the green light to genetic editing of human embryos, and more. Also, NASA releases new images from its New Horizons spacecraft of Pluto and its moon Charon, which reveal complex geological histories for both. And Science talks with education reformer Linda Darling-Hammond about her new Learning Policy Institute.