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Science  22 Sep 2017:
Vol. 357, Issue 6357, pp. 1216-1218
DOI: 10.1126/science.357.6357.1216

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In science news around the world, the U.S. federal government targets four national monuments for downsizing, Romania slashes its science budget, and a sexual harassment case roils the University of Rochester in New York. Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology gets a new leader, and the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches a new initiative to save 100 million lives through better health. In the physical sciences, the biggest U.S. radio astronomy observatory launches a 7-year sky survey, and cats are—according to one of this year's Ig Nobel Prize winners—both a solid and a liquid. Plus, a sting on predatory journals willing to sell authorship and the long tale of the Christmas Island bat, now officially extinct.