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Science  16 Oct 2020:
Vol. 370, Issue 6514, pp. 268-269
DOI: 10.1126/science.370.6514.268

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In science news around the world, an unusually complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil is auctioned for a record-breaking $31.8 million, dismaying many paleontologists who worry such sales will leave important specimens off-limits to researchers. China announces it is joining the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, a global project to distribute such vaccines fairly and affordably. The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, both of Stanford University, for research on auction formats now used to sell goods and services. Mario Molina, an atmospheric chemist and Nobel laureate who helped identify and reduce threats to Earth's ozone layer, dies at age 77. Conservation groups release 26 disease-free Tasmanian devils—a carnivorous marsupial now endemic only to Tasmania—in a fenced preserve north of Sydney, a step toward re-establishing a natural population on Australia's mainland.

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