What are the most serious scientific questions facing us today, and how do we confront them? Two authors and broadcasters who have made science communication their business discuss how scientific literacy can improve society and deepen our understanding of our common humanity.

Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, broadcaster and the author of ‘How to Argue with a Racist’. Dr Mohamed Qasem communicates science through his Sciware podcast, TV shows, public events, books and social media channels. He was also named one of the top science communicators in the Arab world by leading Middle Eastern science and research platform Nature Middle East in 2015.