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Science  01 Feb 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6426, pp. 434-436
DOI: 10.1126/science.363.6426.434

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In science news around the world, officials announce that a greater long-fingered bat captured in Liberia carried evidence of Ebola Zaire, the virus that struck West Africa between 2013 and 2016, suggesting the species is part of a system of natural reservoirs for the deadly microbe. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beams back its clearest view yet of the Kuiper belt object MU69, the most distant solar system body glimpsed close-up by a probe. Germany is expected to act on a recommendation from an advisory panel that it phase out all coal power by 2038 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts from mining. Only 15% of nearly 6000 open-access scientific journals fully meet the draft requirements of Plan S, the initiative primarily by European funders to make all papers developed with their support free to read, a study reports; the remaining journals, especially smaller ones, may struggle to afford compliance.