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Science  11 Jun 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6547, pp. 1132-1134
DOI: 10.1126/science.372.6547.1132

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In science news around the world, despite past safety concerns, Brazilian health authorities decide to allow the importation of Sputnik V, the Russian-made vaccine against the pandemic coronavirus. A strategy for fighting dengue fever using bacteria-armed mosquitoes passes its most rigorous test yet: a randomized controlled trial in Indonesia. In its first year of observation, a radio telescope in British Columbia detects 535 fast radio bursts—powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space—which is more than three times as many as were previously known. Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits 419 parts per million, despite pandemic lockdowns, the highest level in 63 years of modern recording.

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