The UK is getting a science-funding boost. George Osborne, the UK finance minister, announced an investment of £600 million ($963 million) to go toward the infrastructure funds of the various research councils as well as toward facilities for applied research and development, the Nature News blog reports.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

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