Nearly three years after Chilean scientists took to the streets of their country in protest of poor working conditions and career prospects, their government has approved the creation of a science ministry, ScienceInsider reports. Gonzalo Blumel, the country's minister secretary-general of the presidency cited the government's ambitions to "bring Chile towards an information and knowledge society" when he announced the decision.

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British Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners warn that a 'hard' Brexit could harm science across the UK, the Guardian reports.

Vox reports on inequities in genetic research and efforts to address them.

The New York Times reports that Arizona State University's Lawrence Krauss is retiring following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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