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Science  07 Jun 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6444, pp. 912-914
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6444.912

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In science news around the world, Brazil cuts representatives from science, Indigenous peoples, and other civil society groups from an influential national environmental council; critics accuse the government of doing so to speed the approval of controversial legislation. MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, concludes an investigation of the last of five researchers flagged by the U.S. National Institutes of Health for potential violations of agency rules on peer-review confidentiality or the disclosure of foreign ties. Clinical researchers can now share their draft manuscripts through medRxiv, a new preprint server modeled after websites where physicists and biologists post papers for feedback before publishing them in journals. Nearly a half-century after the United States last landed a spacecraft on the moon, NASA awards a total of $254 million in contracts to three companies to send robotic landers there, with landings expected in 2020 and 2021.