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Science  27 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6264, pp. 1008-1010
DOI: 10.1126/science.350.6264.1008

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In science news around the world, the current El Niño is shaping up to be among the three biggest on record, U.S. and Cuban science agencies team up to manage and study marine protected areas, a letter signed by 26 wildlife scientists urges the U.S. Department of the Interior to take gray wolves off the endangered species list, Europe's first Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is being prepped to go on display next month in Berlin, and more. Also, Nobel laureate in medicine Elizabeth Blackburn has been named the new head of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, and President Obama awards research mathematician and space pioneer Katherine Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And a dance-off between competing interests over water resources wins Science's 2015 Dance Your Ph.D. contest.