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Science  21 Sep 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6408, pp. 1170-1171
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6408.1170

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In science news around the world, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland, says it may pull e-cigarettes from the market unless manufacturers propose satisfactory steps within 60 days to help curb an "epidemic" of use by minors. Breast cancer researcher José Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, resigns following revelations that he failed to fully report his financial ties to drug companies in his publications. Robert-Jan Smits, the civil servant at the European Commission who helped hatch a radical plan to promote open access (OA) in scientific publishing, will leave to become president of a Dutch university in the spring of 2019; he predicts the adoption of OA will advance despite his departure. Congress provides budget increases for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense's basic research programs, and the Department of Energy's science programs for the fiscal year that begins 1 October. The Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak in New Mexico reopens 10 days after it was mysteriously evacuated because of an unspecified "security issue."