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Science  26 Apr 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6438, pp. 310-312
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6438.310

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In science news around the world, the seismometer on NASA's InSight lander detects the first quake on Mars. Armed men shoot a Cameroonian epidemiologist working on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the first World Health Organization team member to be killed during the 8-month-old outbreak. The Society for American Archaeology's president personally apologizes for the organization's handling of a #MeToo controversy a week earlier when an alleged sexual harasser, whose university had barred him from campus, attended the society's annual meeting. A crucial test for the world's first malaria vaccine starts in Malawi, raising hopes for reducing the world's 435,000 annual malaria deaths despite the vaccine's limited effectiveness. The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on whether the 2020 U.S. census should ask about citizenship; social scientists fear the question will alarm immigrants and lead to a massive undercount. Archaeologists working in Guatemala discover the largest known figurine workshop in the Maya world. Researchers engineer a new variety of plastic that can be endlessly and easily recycled, which could divert more plastic from landfills.