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A Bit Here and There

While science funding in the UK is set at £4.6 billion (US$7.6 billion) a year for the next two years, the Nature News Blog reports that UK chancellor George Osborne has "continued his trend of throwing small crumbs of funding to science and technology" while avoiding long-term funding plans.

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