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Science  16 Oct 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6258, pp. 258-259
DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6258.258

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In science news around the world, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announces that the third global coral bleaching event on record is underway, Cancer Research UK launches its 5-year "cancer challenge" competition, the European Union creates a program it says will help match refugees who are scientists with universities that will hire them, Australia's highest court finds that two genes related to breast and ovarian cancer cannot be patented, and more. Also, this year's Nobel Prize in Economics goes to British-American economist Angus Deaton for his work on the study of consumption among poor families and individuals, and how it differs from that of more affluent people. And a Russian group of space enthusiasts seeks to crowdfund a private satellite they say will take high-resolution pictures of Apollo landing sites on the moon—to convince stubborn skeptics in Russia that the moon landing really happened.