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Science  02 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6379, pp. 962-963
DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6379.962

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In science news around the world, researchers are among academics at dozens of U.K. universities who begin a strike over pensions. An environmental engineer drops a lawsuit against the U.S. National Academy of Sciences alleging defamation by critics of a journal article he published. The London-based Wellcome Trust recommends that the United Kingdom provide access to EU research funding after Brexit, and ecologists fault a plan to drill into aquifers near Cape Town, South Africa, to help relieve a drought. The U.S. National Science Foundation closes its overseas offices, and one of Croatia's top judges says he has filed criminal complaints against all five members of an ethics panel that found him guilty of plagiarism.