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Science  26 Jul 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6451, pp. 302-303
DOI: 10.1126/science.365.6451.302

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In science news around the world, the World Health Organization declares the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo an international public health emergency. Germany is expected to become the 12th European Union country to require children to be vaccinated against measles before they can attend school. India launches a rocket aiming to place a lander close to the moon's south pole in what would be India's first lunar landing. All 13 telescopes at the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea remain closed as protesters block an access road to stop authorities from building a 14th, the Thirty Meter Telescope, which would be among the world's largest. U.S. research agencies could receive close to the 4% to 5% increases that Democrats proposed for them for the 2020 fiscal year as officials reach a budget agreement that boosts spending across the federal government. IceCube, the gigantic neutrino detector at the South Pole, will get an upgrade by 2022 allowing it to spot more extragalactic neutrinos.

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