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Science  28 Jun 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6447, pp. 1212-1214
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6447.1212

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In science news around the world, India's sixth largest city is experiencing an acute water shortage, the European Space Agency announced a plan to intercept a comet, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations elected its first Chinese director-general, and global population growth is predicted to stop—or even decrease—by 2100, according to a U.N. report. Elsewhere, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket ferried 24 satellites into orbit, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration finalized its regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants, U.S. lawmakers tweaked pending legislation calling for a uniform federal policy to combat sexual harassment, and a social media campaign called #ShowYourStripes spreads climate data to thousands with elegant striped visualizations of rising temperatures. Plus, monarch butterflies bred commercially or raised indoors lose the instinct to migrate south, Congress has taken the first step toward renaming a telescope to honor astronomer Vera Rubin, and gender parity in academic publishing may be a long way off.

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