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Science  19 Jan 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6373, pp. 256-257
DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6373.256

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In science news around the world, University College London investigates a controversial, low-profile conference on the genetics of intelligence, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency curtails the amount of information it releases on preliminary assessments of potentially hazardous new chemicals or new uses of existing chemicals. The pending completion of a new highway through the Brazilian Amazon is alarming tropical ecologists, who fear it will open the way to increased habitat destruction. Two political parties in Germany working to form a coalition government pledged to raise spending on R&D to 3.5% of gross domestic product until 2025, which would be among the highest rates in the world. And a study reports that biomedical research papers with multiple authors more often list men as the first author, even when the male and female authors are noted as contributing equally.