Talk of significant cuts in the UK's science budget had some researchers in the country worried about a "brain drain" of researchers to other countries. Recently, the government decided to freeze the budget for the next four years at £4.6 billion, a measure which translates to a cut of sorts when inflation is taken into account, says Imran Khan of the Campaign for Science and Engineering.

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