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Science  24 May 2019:
Vol. 364, Issue 6442, pp. 712-714
DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6442.712

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In science news around the world, an international team of researchers tracks the rogue use of trichlorofluoromethane, a banned chemical that degrades Earth's ozone layer, to northeastern China. In Australia, voters defy predictions and vote to retain the ruling Liberal-National Coalition after the opposition Labor Party made cutting greenhouse gas emissions a key part of its platform. In Brazil, thousands of scientists, educators, and students fill the streets to protest cuts in education and research funding, including a plan to withhold 42% of the science ministry's budget for research and scholarships. In Iran, authorities crack down on a shady market for ghostwritten scientific papers as police raid 25 outfits, accusing them of illegally writing articles and theses for a fee. A state auditor criticizes the University of Utah in Salt Lake City for a "broken" laboratory safety system that puts personnel at risk.

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