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Science  13 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6262, pp. 722-724
DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6262.722

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In science news around the world, NASA scientists spot evidence for ice volcanoes on the surface of Pluto, transmission of the Ebola virus comes to an end in Sierra Leone, Canada's new minister of innovation, science, and economic development reinstates the country's long-form census and announces that government scientists are free again to speak to the media, the United Kingdom's House of Commons Science and Technology Committee calls for a strategy to increase government research funding, and more. Also, seven scientists are appointed to advise the European Commission. And an agreement between Brazil and the Qatar-based Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation facility aims to help bring rare Spix's macaws, thought to be extinct in the wild, back to the Brazilian forest.