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Science  05 Sep 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6201, pp. 1102-1104
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6201.1102

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In science news around the world, Japan's ministry of education releases a science-friendly budget proposal, the U.S. National Institutes of Health calls for a biosafety review of labs handling infectious agents, scientists in California lose a bid to prevent the reburial of 9000-year-old human remains, and Chinese physicists at the PandaX detector are catching up in the hunt for particles of dark matter. Also, scientists discover the forces behind Death Valley's mysterious "slithering stones," a cave engraving suggests that Neandertals were capable of symbolic expression, and the winner of the BMC Ecology photo contest catches a furry pollinator in the act.