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Science  29 Jul 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6298, pp. 428-431
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6298.428

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In science news around the world, New Zealand announces plans to eradicate rats and other invasive predators by 2050, a new poll finds that U.S. residents have strong concerns about the use of new technologies to enhance the lives of healthy people, countries move closer to an accord on limiting climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons, Mexico calls for a ban on gillnet fishing to save an endangered porpoise, the European Union calls for beefing up protections for human volunteers in phase I clinical trials in the wake of a deadly study, and more. Also, the latest search for particles of dark matter comes up empty. And humble bamboo sticks excavated from a latrine along the ancient Silk Road offer clues to the spread of infectious disease some 2000 years ago.