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Science  05 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6299, pp. 524-525
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6299.524

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In science news around the world, fires were on the rise in the first half of 2016 in the Brazilian Amazon and its great central savanna, the Cerrado; Russia's scientific community is reeling from news of planned layoffs; the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health selects a new director; and climate change and a melting ice sheet may soon expose a Cold War–era military base on Greenland. Also, scientists have made the first diagnosis of septic arthritis in a dinosaur. And a new study suggests that the female orgasm is an evolutionary holdover from a time when intercourse stimulated hormonal surges that drove ovulation.