They help bridging the communication gap between scientific achievements and research results and the public, presenting different points of view for complex topics.
Climate researchers do need more of these bridge builders like Astrid Rommetveit, helping the society to understand different points of view on topics like in the article Astrid wrote about artificial clouds.
Our understanding of the origin and evolution of animals (Metazoa) and their major subgroups would be greatly enlightened by better knowledge about the timing of diversification early in their history.
It is of great importance to have journalists, such as Rommetveit, who is willing to cope with the facts without using false balance to give a misleading impression of objectivity.
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Relaxed molecular-clock methods provide an alternative means of estimating the timing of cladogenesis deep in the metazoan tree of life.
So far, thorough molecular clock studies focusing specifically on Metazoa as a whole have been based on relatively small datasets or incomplete representation of the main non-bilaterian lineages (such as sponges and ctenophores), which are fundamental for understanding early metazoan evolution.