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Science  23 Sep 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6306, pp. 1344-1346
DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6306.1344

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In science news around the world, the United States designates a region of sea canyons and submerged mountains off the coast of Massachusetts as its first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, the European Commission proposes loosening rules to make it easier for researchers to mine data and text from copyrighted papers, the National Football League plans to fund $40 million in new medical research on head trauma over the next 5 years, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awards its first pilot contracts for commercial weather satellites, and more. Also, the University of Tokyo prepares to investigate anonymous claims that numerous papers by six university research groups included fabricated or falsified data. And new research finds a link between a medieval pope's edict and plump modern chickens.