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Science  06 Sep 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6457, pp. 958-959
DOI: 10.1126/science.365.6457.958

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In science news around the world, Brazil's president unveils a 2020 budget that removes nearly all research grant money from its largest science funding agency. Despite objections from some large oil companies, President Donald Trump's administration is moving ahead with plans to relax U.S. rules requiring oil and gas firms to reduce leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, at land-based wells and pipelines. Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, will use $17 million in donations to create what it is calling the world's largest center for research on psychedelics and their use to promote human health and wellness. China reports increasing its spending on R&D by 11.8%, to $274 billion, in 2018, the third straight year with a double-digit increase—although the 2018 total remained second globally, behind that of the United States.

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