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Science  15 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6394, pp. 1154-1156
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6394.1154

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In science news around the world, the European Commission proposes a 7-year, €94.1 billion research budget that would provide a 22% increase from the current 7-year program; but universities complain that basic research's share of the spending total would remain flat, whereas the portion for innovation would rise. Prominent cancer biologist Inder Verma resigns from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California, after it investigated allegations that he sexually harassed women. Spain gets its first science minister in 7 years. NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, says he supports climate missions. And researchers report that some of Africa's oldest baobab trees are dying for unknown reasons.