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September 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of September 2016.

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to End Disease
Image of Zuckerberg with his wife Priscilla Chan
On Sept. 21, 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announce a plan to end disease by the end of this century. To jump-start this process, their charitable foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is dedicating $3 billion over the next ten years to accelerate scientific research, tools, and techniques into solving disease. The money is not intended to focus on specific diseases but basic scientific research.
Photo source: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
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