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Science  25 Jan 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6425, pp. 324-326
DOI: 10.1126/science.363.6425.324

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In science news around the world, the partial U.S. government shutdown delays IceBridge, a 10-year NASA aerial campaign meant to secure a seamless record of ice loss at the poles; the project will miss at least half of what was supposed to be its final spring deployment over the Arctic. A federal judge blocks the U.S. government's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Mission managers lose radio contact and control over Spektr-R, Russia's only operating space observatory, an 8-year-old radio astronomy satellite. The American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., defends itself against criticism that its new guidelines to inform clinicians counseling men demonize maleness. Scientists report that treatment plants that convert saltwater into freshwater are releasing 50% more pollution than previously thought.