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Science  26 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6413, pp. 380-382
DOI: 10.1126/science.362.6413.380

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In science news around the world, unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo slows Ebola-containing efforts, a prized skull is found in the ruins of the National Museum of Brazil, India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research gets a new leader, and Mercury-bound BepiColombo blasts off. Also, an embattled physicist retires amid sexual misconduct allegations, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine launches a study of solar geoengineering, citizen scientists log more than 30,000 celestial images, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission files its first false advertising case against stem cell therapy clinics. Plus, the World Health Organization calls for a global halt to "virginity testing," a tailormade drug makes progress against a 7-year-old's fatal brain disease, and scientists may have found the world's first bird lung—and evidence that the volcanic explosion that wiped out Pompeii in Italy took place several months later than expected.