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Science  12 Jul 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6449, pp. 104-105
DOI: 10.1126/science.365.6449.104

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In science news around the world, Hungary's populist government enacts a controversial law that gives it more control over the country's Academy of Sciences, a move critics view as an attempt to limit academic freedom and silence dissent. BethAnn McLaughlin, the controversial neuroscientist who founded the advocacy organization #MeTooSTEM and has become a prominent advocate for better policing of sexual harassment in science, leaves Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after it denied her tenure. The University of Southern California in Los Angeles agrees to pay the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), $50 million to settle a fractious legal dispute that began when a physician who headed a major study of Alzheimer's disease at UCSD moved institutions; UCSD sued, alleging he commandeered data from the study. Two earthquakes, centered in Southern California's Mojave Desert—the largest to hit the region in 20 years—rattle residents' nerves and raise questions about a warning system.