Research in the UK

Britain is tops among research-heavy nations, according to a report from the UK's Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills. While the UK accounts for 0.9 percent of the global population, it produces nearly 16 percent of the world's most highly cited papers, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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