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What Scientists Owe the Public

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What Scientists Owe the Public

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What Scientists Owe the Public

What Scientists Owe the Public

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Last year, organizations ranging from the National Science Foundation to Readers Digest voiced concern about Americans' lack of scientific knowledge and the deteriorating state of science education in this country. What responsibilities do scientists have to communicate their research to lay Americans, or to help improve science education?

Guests:

Darcy Kelley, professor of biological sciences at Columbia University.

David Helfand, professor, astrophysics at Columbia University

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