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Science  27 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6289, pp. 1036-1038
DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6289.1036

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In science news around the world, a new U.S. labor law would require more pay for postdocs—or that they receive overtime pay, the World Health Organization determines that yellow fever outbreaks in urban regions of Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo do not yet constitute an international health emergency, South Africa plans to launch a new trial of an HIV vaccine approach that showed modest efficacy 7 years ago in Thailand, the French government is tightening clinical trial rules in the aftermath of the final report about a study that killed one person and landed five others in the hospital earlier this year, U.S. President Barack Obama contends that funding proposals from the Senate and House of Representatives are both insufficient to effectively combat the Zika epidemic, and more. Also, just weeks after the announcement of the privately funded Breakthrough Starshot project to send tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, a U.S. lawmaker urges NASA to develop its own interstellar probes bound for our nearest star neighbor. And dog lovers are flocking to a citizen science project that aims to study the genetic basis of canine behavior.