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As Britain braces for spending cuts, The Guardian reports that scientific research may be partially spared. Instead of being cut, the research budget will be frozen at £4.6 billion, though The Guardian notes that will translate to "to a cut in real terms" as the budget won't increase with inflation. However, £1.4 billion for facilities may be reduced by about half, The Guardian says.

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