Issue Date: June 13, 2016
‘Brexit’ bomb worries U.K. science community
On June 23, British citizens will vote on whether the U.K., the world’s fifth-largest economy, will stay in, or leave, the European Union.
The exit of Britain—dubbed the “Brexit”—could destroy almost 1 million jobs, trigger economic recession, slash U.K. chemical exports, and shrink the U.K.’s science base, detractors claim. Alternatively, according to supporters, a Brexit could bring greater economic and trade independence, while science research could reap a share of the $12 billion per year . . .
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