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Science  29 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6469, pp. 1054-1055
DOI: 10.1126/science.366.6469.1054

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In science news around the world, delegates at an international conference approve a standard for electronic noise from a radio band used for 5G, the next generation of wireless communications, that meteorologists say will interfere with weather forecasting. The United States moves to improve and extend maps of the sea floor in its vast exclusive economic zone, which could benefit mineral prospecting and the understanding of ocean dynamics. Iran gives prison terms to six conservationists accused of using wildlife camera traps to spy on military installations. Only about one-fourth of prevention research recently funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health has focused on the top 10 causes of death in the United States, an analysis found. Barry Myers, the nominee to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, withdraws from consideration, citing health concerns.

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