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Science  06 Oct 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6359, pp. 14-16
DOI: 10.1126/science.358.6359.14

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In science news around the world, Europe's premier gravitational-wave detector "sees" ripples in space, NASA delays the launch of James Webb Space Telescope, the Russian Academy of Sciences names a new president, and Hawaii's controversial Thirty Meter Telescope gets the green light for construction. Also, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigns over a travel scandal, SpaceX's Elon Musk announces plans to fund a massive rocket for Mars, and a new report says that grass-fed cows won't save the climate. In other policy news, Science looks at the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to boost computer science education, and at an odd drug scare spurred by a reformulation of an old thyroid hormone replacement pill in France. Plus, a new typhoid vaccine for kids, why some pet parrots are blue, and how scientists found out that a giant Australian insect, once declared extinct, is still alive.