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Science  07 Apr 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6333, pp. 8-10
DOI: 10.1126/science.356.6333.8

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In science news around the world, Brazil's science budget drops by nearly half as the federal government declares a spending freeze, a long-delayed weather forecasting bill passes both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, a Louisiana natural history museum's plea to save its collection makes waves on Facebook, Tropical Cyclone Debbie floods northeastern Australia and stirs debate over the impact of climate change on tropical storms in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and more. Also, a French physicist and popularizer of science accused of plagiarism refuses to resign as head of a research institute in Paris, despite the recommendation of an investigative commission. And private spaceflight company SpaceX sends a used rocket back into space for the first time.