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Science  09 Oct 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6257, pp. 140-142
DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6257.140

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In science news around the world, the World Health Organization urges its member states to end Ebola-related travel bans, NASA's five finalists for its low-cost Discovery missions include two missions to Venus and three to asteroids, India makes its long-awaited climate commitment, public health experts have mixed reactions to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement announced this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces its new ozone limit, and more. Also, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gets a new chief, and Brazil gets a new science minister—for the third time in less than 2 years. And Science talks with Iran's science minister Sorena Sattari about the country's ambitions for scientific progress.