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Science  11 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6278, pp. 1120-1121
DOI: 10.1126/science.351.6278.1120

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In science news around the world, Brazil begins work on a new year-round Antarctic station to replace a facility destroyed by fire 4 years ago, China plans a big boost to its investment in science as part of its latest 5-year plan, the Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to nix a conditionally approved pesticide after further study, the American Statistical Association weighs in on the proper use of p-values, and more. Also, new research shows that Mercury's ancient crust was made of graphite. And Science chats with Scott Halstead, one of the world's foremost authorities on mosquito-borne viruses, about the likely fate of the Zika virus.