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Science  07 Dec 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6419, pp. 1088-1089
DOI: 10.1126/science.362.6419.1088

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In science news around the world, Brazil withdraws its offer to host the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, signaling a shift in the country's stance on global warming. OSIRIS-REx, NASA's asteroid sample return mission, arrives at its target, a half-kilometer-wide asteroid called Bennu, in search of clues to the solar system's formation. Astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson comes under investigation because of sexual misconduct allegations from three women. Italy's health minister, whose party campaigned against vaccinations, fires 30 experts serving on the National Health Council, sparking fears that she could replace them with vaccine skeptics. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agrees to allow oil exploration off the Atlantic coast using seismic surveys whose loud blasts of sound have been shown elsewhere to injure or disrupt dolphins and whales. Measles cases worldwide rise 31% in 2017 compared with 2016.