Scientists Should Talk Directly to the Public

Science and scientific research is important because it provides answers to the most persistent challenges our societies face, including climate change, public health and food security.

Yet, these answers are often only published in peer-reviewed journals. Approximately 2.5 million new scientific papers are published every year. In addition, libraries are full of original research findings in the form of theses and dissertations. The frustrating fact is that many of these findings are meaningful only to the science community, because no one else reads these documents.

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