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Science  16 Nov 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6416, pp. 728-730
DOI: 10.1126/science.362.6416.728

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In science news around the world, California struggles with some of the worst wildfires in its history as fire experts pan U.S. President Donald Trump's comments about the causes. The persistent Ebola outbreak underway in the conflict-ridden northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo leads neighboring Uganda to start to vaccinate frontline health care workers, the first time the experimental vaccine is being used in a country without an outbreak. A landing site is chosen for the European-Russian ExoMars 2020 rover. A federal judge blocks, at least temporarily, an effort by the Trump administration to complete the Keystone XL pipeline from central Canada to U.S. refineries. More than 1000 scientists sign an open letter pushing back against Plan S, the scheme to end scholarly journals' paywalls.