Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Professor of Biology and Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, commented on her role in the study: “I’m simply using Facebook to confer with other scientists about up and coming research. Of course we also visit each others farms in Farmville.”
It is estimated that scientific research into most diseases has become almost nonexistent due to various apps such as Angry Birds, Mall World, and Texas Holdem Poker, to name a few.
Most grants would be revoked but deadlines have not been enforced due to most employees of funding agencies also being busy on Facebook.
Cloe Ponta of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said, “We’re planning on sending out warning notices about their grants as soon as I get to the next level of Dungeons and Dragons Tiny Adventures.”
At the current rate of research being done, most scientists estimate a cure for cancer in 300 to 400 years.
It should be noted that the study performed on cancer researchers was only achieved due to fact that it was completely automated. The actually researchers have also been on Facebook 90% of the day, for “research”.