When Lord John Krebs, chairman of the Lords’ Science and Technology committee in the UK, warned that cutting science funding could lead to a “brain drain,” many in the government and media accused him of “crying wolf,” says University of Sheffield vice-chancellor Keith Burnett in the New Scientist.

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