According to Britain’s Royal Society, which conducted a survey to mark its 350th anniversary, nearly half of all Britons believe in aliens and almost 80 per cent think cancer should be prioritized in the hunt for a new vaccine, Reuters reports. What’s more, around 53 per cent would like science to help them live longer, and 66 per cent think disease control and eradication should be a top priority. After cancer, HIV/AIDS was considered the disease most in need of vaccine, according to the survey of 2,000 people. Nearly half (44 per cent) believe in aliens, and over one-third think scientists should be actively searching for them and trying to contact them.
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