Tougher to Gain Entry

The UK's Home Office has made changes to its immigration policy that may keep scientists from going to Britain, the Guardian reports. Under the new regulations, senior scientists will be eligible for the new "exceptional talent," or tier one visas, which will be limited to 1,000 visas per year and will include artists and sports figures in addition to scientists.

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