The People's Science Creates New Forum for Vital Dialogue

The People's Science, a new online forum designed by Jamil Zaki, attempts to bridge the gap between scientific discoveries and the media's representation of these advances.  As featured on NPR, this forum allows for scientists from any discipline to create short, accessible abstracts that communicate their findings directly to the public.  Individuals interested in learning about cutting-edge research can then hear from these scientists and even engage them in dialogue through comments on their abstracts.  Zaki explains that the project aims to "reduce barriers to entry for scientists to engage directly, and also offer the public a place to find out about science straight from the source, so to speak."