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Science  12 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6300, pp. 628-630
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6300.628

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In science news around the world, scientists celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—and warn that such international collaboration is needed now more than ever—a private company aiming to send a robotic lander to the moon is the first to receive permission from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to travel out of Earth's orbit, biologists embark on a controversial plan to save Australia's endangered western swamp tortoise by relocating it to a new habitat, Australian scientists are cautiously optimistic about their science minister's “about-face” on climate science, an emergency measure to stretch supplies of yellow fever vaccine is about to be used for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more. Also, a U.N. group urges nations to establish ways to designate World Heritage Sites in the two-thirds of the world's oceans outside national borders. And new evidence suggests that a “lone hand” was responsible for the elaborate human “missing link” hoax known as the Piltdown Man.