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Science  04 Dec 2020:
Vol. 370, Issue 6521, pp. 1142-1143
DOI: 10.1126/science.370.6521.1142

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In science news around the world, the assassination of a prominent Iranian scientist may impede diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The Nature Research group announced its foray into open-access scientific publishing, charging authors a steep fee to make their papers free to read. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit to the Pebble Mine, potentially dealing a death blow to the controversial project. Australia allots millions toward koala conservation, and 14 countries pledged to sustainably manage their national ocean waters by 2025. A Dutch survey of research integrity flails after the majority of invited institutions decline to participate. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for progeria, an ultrarare and fatal disease that causes premature aging.

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