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Science  19 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6412, pp. 268-270
DOI: 10.1126/science.362.6412.268

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In science news around the world, Filipinos lose trust in vaccines, Japan delays its asteroid probe, Puerto Rico's insects perish, a Soyuz mishap endangers the International Space Station, and a hunger strike fells a prominent Indian environmental activist. Elsewhere, scientists probe how Hurricane Michael revved up so quickly, Harvard Medical School calls on a prominent scientist to retract 31 stem cell papers, researchers wind down a 50-year effort to save the endangered whooping crane, and sea-level rise threatens World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean. Plus, crop gene banks—and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology—both get major gifts, a new U.S. weather model is approved, global cesarean sections double, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drops several clean air panels.