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Science  09 Mar 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6380, pp. 1076-1078
DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6380.1076

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In science news around the world, a new study points out how little is known about whether and how U.S. federal and state firearm laws affect gun violence. In Canada, scientists praise the federal government's new, 5-year spending plan that provides a major increase for research spending. In Italy, scientists worry about two parties that triumphed in a parliamentary election and that have taken stands against vaccines and animal testing. Boston University denies an appeal by geologist David Marchand of its finding that he committed sexual harassment. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2019, faces delays and a possible cost overrun. And in a new survey, 40% of graduate students, including many in the sciences, report suffering from moderate to severe anxiety or depression.