Money-go-round

2019-03-08 02:17:14

Biological sciences are hot, while physics and astronomy are not. That’s the message from the allocation of Britain’s science budget, which features the biggest increases for many years. The Medical Research Council has got an extra £90 million over the next three years, a 7 per cent increase. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has a 4 per cent rise. But the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Councils has an increase of just 0.5 per cent. Even PPARC, however,