Communicating science requires the balance between sharing exciting preliminary findings and being cautious of the tentative nature of the work. Many times, scientific studies are performed in a very specific context, and before generalizations to broad populations can be made, more studies are often needed to increase our certainty and confidence in the scope of the work. Furthermore, any biology involving humans is further complicated by the variations in individuals and contexts.
Here’s your challenge:
You have just been contacted by your local paper/favorite blog/most popular YouTube channel/etc. asking for your scientific expertise on the health benefits of kombucha.
Prepare a sample communication (article, blog post, audio clip, video, etc.) that you would feel comfortable sharing with them in order to present yourself as a science expert while also being engaging. Who knows💁, maybe this will lead to your future career as a YouTube star!