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Science  01 Mar 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6430, pp. 908-910
DOI: 10.1126/science.363.6430.908

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In science news around the world, prominent climate researchers and national security experts assail a move by President Donald Trump's administration to create a White House panel that will conduct an "adversarial" review of mainstream climate science and the reported effects of climate change. The U.S. National Institutes of Health takes steps that will allow two labs to conduct—for now—studies that critics have called unethical because they use human fetal tissue. An Israeli nonprofit, SpaceIL, launches a probe to make a lunar landing that would be the country's first and also the first one done largely with private money. Pinterest, a popular social media platform, confirms it shut down all vaccination-related searches after failing to selectively remove the many postings that erroneously criticized vaccines as unsafe. A researcher spots the most distant object in the solar system, a faint object 140 times farther from the sun than Earth.