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Science  15 May 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6492, pp. 688-689
DOI: 10.1126/science.368.6492.688

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African governments are investing in an unproven herbal tonic touted as a COVID-19 cure that scientists warn could fuel drug-resistant malaria. In northern China, pandemic-driven lockdowns led to declines in atmospheric nitrogen oxides that in turn boosted surface ozone pollution. The Indian government has moved to speedily approve major industrial projects even as the COVID-19 pandemic complicates public oversight and cancels field reviews. In other news, a former Emory University neuroscientist is sentenced for failure to report research support from Chinese institutions. Researchers unearth the genetic basis of carnivory in the Venus flytrap and other plants. The Royal Society, the U.K. national academy of science, selects Adrian Smith as its new leader. And the Trump administration releases a plan to boost U.S. fishing and aquaculture.

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