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Science  03 Jul 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6499, pp. 12-13
DOI: 10.1126/science.369.6499.12

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In science news around the world, the world's second largest Ebola outbreak, in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is declared officially over. As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, an influenza virus strain widely circulating among pigs in China has the potential to spark another, researchers say. As part of a giant legal settlement, Bayer proposes to fund an independent scientific review of whether glyphosate, an herbicide ingredient it continues to make, causes cancer. Construction in South Africa of the Square Kilometre Array, the world's largest radio telescope, is deferred to 2021 after a 16% cut to the nation's science budget. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will not fight a judge's decision preventing the agency from barring its grantees from serving on its advisory committees.

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