Michael C shared this article from CNET with us: “Science in the public view: a good gamble.” The author does a good job illustrating why more dialogue between researchers and the public is needed:

There are plenty of practical barriers between physicists and ordinary people, but too many of them are gratuitous. I don’t expect the public to regain its faith in science anytime soon, but rebuilding the ties between the public and the researchers, or at least opening the doors, will help the public be more sympathetic and the researchers be more honest with their ultimate audience.

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