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Science  02 Sep 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6303, pp. 970-972
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6303.970

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In science news around the world, Italian scientists wrestle with how to communicate earthquake risk after a deadly quake last week, the U.S. National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate students at private universities are employees and can unionize, a glacier in the western Tibetan Plateau makes a rapid and mysterious collapse, California boosts its efforts to rein in climate change, the World Health Organization issues new guidelines for treating antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, and more. Also, an Iran-born physicist who was convicted of espionage in 2012 by an Iranian court has won parole. And the U.S. White House creates the largest marine protected area on the planet.