Science Suffers Because Of Brexit

Just like art is a depiction of the times, so is science. Many scientific breakthroughs push through or not depending on the political climate where such a discovery is made. Scientists are pressured as well by the current state of the government and it affects their work especially if they require government funding for extensive clinical trials and researches. Even if a scientist’s natural curiosity and passion in doing something they truly believe in motivate them to go beyond the usual limitations of the human mind and the world, they can’t do much when it comes to traditional political bureaucracy.

In the midst of some major changes happening in Europe over the past year and in the next few years to come, many scientists fear for their scientific researches and studies and some have even left the country especially that many of them aren’t naturally-born Brits. Many of these scientists are baffled at the decision of the UK to leave the European Union because they have been collaborating with one another in the quest for scientific discoveries and innovations for the longest time and it has helped them a lot realize their scientific goals.

All of this potential came into doubt on June 23, 2016, when 51.9 percent of those who voted in the U.K. chose to leave the EU. Geim describes himself as a Euro-skeptic. Yet he watched the results of Brexit trickle in with a sense

Social Media Addiction According To Science

When we talk about addictions, we often think of vices like alcohol intoxication, smoking, illegal drugs and the like. What we fail to realize is how this condition has evolved as our technology progressed over the years. You’d be surprised to find out that a few of the habits you now have are already considered as an addiction as explained by science. Our obsession with social media is a perfect example of this modern-day addiction.

If you think about it, can you count the number of hours you have been checking your social media feed each day? Probably not because you are spending more time than you should be especially now with the Internet of Things where many tech gadgets are not interconnected to the web. Your smartphone allows you to log in to your various social media accounts and get lost in it for hours reveling in the new things you discover and all the likes you get from whatever you post on your wall. The feeling is surreal. It’s somehow similar to the high drug addicts get when they do drugs. It may sound melodramatic, but not. Science backs all these theories and it makes perfect sense considering how you can’t almost put your phone down even if you always tell yourself to reduce your screen time yourself.

Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel knows exactly why you can’t go a minute without picking up your phone. It isn’t