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Science  14 Feb 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6479, pp. 720-721
DOI: 10.1126/science.367.6479.720

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In science news around the world, authorities assign official names to the novel coronavirus and associated disease that has killed more than 1000 people, most in China, exceeding deaths during the 2002–03 outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome. The European Space Agency successfully launches the Solar Orbiter probe to study how the Sun creates the solar wind that streams out through the Solar System. One of the largest global producers of chlorpyrifos, an ingredient in widely used pesticides that has been linked to neurological problems, says it will stop making the chemical by the end of this year. Africa's 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, already the most sensitive telescope of its kind, will expand by almost one-third. Six prominent cancer researchers at the University of California, San Diego, sue the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to compel it to continue its current level of funding as the institute winds down its 29-year-old San Diego branch.

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