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Science  07 Oct 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 16-17
DOI: 10.1126/science.354.6308.16

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In science news around the world, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft sends its final pictures as it descends to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, an Italian official charged with manslaughter in connection with the deadly 2009 L'Aquila earthquake is acquitted, members of the U.S. House of Representatives urge the Food and Drug Administration to allow scientists more time to study a controversial chronic pain remedy before banning it, and Canada's prime minister announces plans for a nationwide tax on carbon emissions. Also, a new Pew Research Center report finds that political ideology shapes how much U.S. citizens trust climate researchers and their findings. And the U.S. Congress passes a 10-week budget extension, temporarily avoiding a shutdown and also providing $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus.