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Science  22 Mar 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6433, pp. 1254-1256
DOI: 10.1126/science.363.6433.1254

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In science news around the world, tens of thousands of school students march in more than 100 countries on 15 March to demand that governments take immediate action to control climate change. Karen Uhlenbeck wins the Abel Prize for achievement in math, the first woman to receive the honor informally known as the math Nobel Prize. Japan moves toward allowing gene-edited foodstuffs to be sold to consumers without safety evaluations. A consortium of Norway's major research institutions cancels subscriptions with publishing giant Elsevier, joining a global push for immediate free access to scientific journal articles. The United States, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil thwart a proposed study of "geoengineering" methods for fighting climate change. A large survey finds that many women and minorities in economics experience discrimination. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission auctions part of the electromagnetic spectrum to carry future, 5G wireless communications, which some scientists worry could interfere with transmission of crucial data collected by weather satellites.