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Science  14 Jul 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6347, pp. 112-114
DOI: 10.1126/science.357.6347.112

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In science news around the world, Tasmanian devils are afflicted with a second contagious cancer that traces to the same unstable chromosome, the World Health Organization warns that the bacteria that cause gonorrhea are increasingly resistant even to antibiotics of last resort, Tesla plans to build a superbattery in southern Australia to store electricity generated by renewable energy sources, more German universities sever ties with scientific publishing giant Elsevier to increase pressure on the company to make papers by their authors open-access, and more. Also, U.S. President Donald Trump names Georgia Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And arts and crafts megachain Hobby Lobby agrees to pay a $3 million fine and forfeit some 5000 ancient Iraqi artifacts that it purchased after they were illegally smuggled out of the country.

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