Jorge Cham of Piled Higher and Deeper recently gave a TEDx talk at UCLA. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. In his talk, Jorge discusses the gap between science academia and the sciences that gets to the public.
p.s. If you are in academia and haven't read the Piled Higher and Deeper comic strip then click this link immediately (http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php)