Science is defined as a way of learning about the world, rather than as a body of knowledge, with three defining characteristics: systematic empiricism, falsifiability, and public verifiability. Scientific language relies on specific terminology that may be unfamiliar to non-scientists, but is necessary to convey important nuances in the subject matter. Scientific language is also extremely precise. Reports of empirical research constitute the official record of scientific inquiry. They share a standard organization in order to allow readers to quickly find important details, and to enable replications. Professionals in HDFS need to know how to access these reports.