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Science  20 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6288, pp. 874-875
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6288.874

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In science news around the world, an atmospheric carbon dioxide station in Australia registers a global milestone, the U.S. launches an initiative to study microbes in all Earth's environments, including the human body, mountain climber Richard Parks cuts short his expedition to the summit of Mount Everest because of health concerns, a study by a U.K.-based company concludes that the country's research will suffer if it leaves the European Union, and more. Also, Science talks with Taiwan's new vice president, severe acute respiratory syndrome hero Chen Chien-jen, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health will replace the director of its Clinical Center following reports of widespread problems with patient safety.