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Science  15 Apr 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6283, pp. 274-276
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6283.274

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In science news around the world, a severe drought in the Mekong delta sparks concerns about food security in Vietnam, the National Institutes of Health seeks more funds to combat both Zika and Ebola, a Swedish research team begins a clinical trial to assess whether a prostate cancer drug can help prevent pedophilic behavior, scientists worry about the impact of plans for logging in one of Europe's last remaining old-growth forests, the embattled head of Australia's premier research agency defends plans to shift the agency's priorities, and internet billionaire Yuri Miller teams up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce Breakthrough Starshot, a project to send miniaturized spacecraft to the nearest stars. Also, Science talks with Hugh Possingham, a mathematical ecologist who is set to be the next chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy. And NASA announces that it has regained control of its planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler, after discovering last week that it had placed itself into "emergency mode."