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Science  18 Oct 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6463, pp. 286-288
DOI: 10.1126/science.366.6463.286

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In science news around the world, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences honors three pioneers of the use of randomized controlled trials to determine how best to ameliorate global poverty. In an about-face, a journal decides not to publish a controversial article that casts doubt on the Syrian government's responsibility for a 2017 chemical attack that killed more than 80 people. A professor at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom is accused of stealing and selling 11 ancient Egyptian papyrus fragments inscribed with biblical texts from a scholarly collection he directed. India moves to scrutinize its collaborative research agreements with institutions in China, a sign of rising tensions between the two countries. A drive begins for a ballot initiative asking California voters to approve additional funding for stem cell research. King's College London deems 26 papers by the late Hans Eysenck, a prominent U.K. psychologist, "unsafe," and recommends they be retracted.

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