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Science  07 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6406, pp. 954-955
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6406.954

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In science news around the world, the German government returns remains of 25 victims of a colonial-era genocide in Namibia to representatives of that country. The United Kingdom's Wellcome Sanger Institute is investigating allegations of bullying by some of its management team. All 10 senior editors of the open-access journal Nutrients resign, alleging pressure by the publisher, the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, to accept mediocre manuscripts. Oncologists performing clinical tests of cancer drugs for U.S. approval received $80 million in undisclosed payments from pharmaceutical companies sponsoring the drugs and trials while they were underway, a study finds. Japan's main science ministry proposes an ambitious budget for basic research that would allow Japan to compete for the world's fastest supercomputer and push ahead with a massive new particle detector, although the country's fiscal challenges may force cuts to the requested 21% increase.