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Science  04 May 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6388, pp. 468-470
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6388.468

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In science news around the world, research agencies announce a $50 million plan to study the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica, which, if it collapses, could lead to a dramatic increase in sea level. A study of infants and toddlers in sub-Saharan Africa indicates that giving them prophylactic antibiotics could save tens of thousands of lives. The European Union expands a controversial ban of neonicotinoid pesticides, long under scrutiny for potentially harming pollinators. Marine seismologists decry a move by the U.S. National Science Foundation to sell its only ship capable of imaging geological structures below the sea floor, such as the boundaries between colliding tectonic plates that drive large earthquakes. KEK, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, in Tsukuba, Japan, opens its revamped particle collider, SuperKEKB; it will generate data about B mesons produced by collisions between electrons and positrons, which could help explain why the universe contains more matter than antimatter.