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Episode 507 is up on You Tube for your viewing pleasure!

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Vagina probes, sexy lady spiders, and fossil poop! That and more on @TWIScience. Watch now! #Subscribe #Share
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No matter the topic, it is always interesting. It's SCIENCE!
Yes, we are talking vaginas and buttocks on TWIS right now.
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
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This Week in Science talks to Chicks in Space

Watch the show! Find out how three young ladies who call themselves +Chicks in Space are working to put a science experiment on the International Space Station, and how you can help them get there.

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We covered the gamut from anti-aging drugs to orca menopause to old brains, and everything in between.

Seriously, there's a lot in there... give it a watch.

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+Chicks in Space are almost to their goal. Help out now!
Wowza! @chicksinspace only have $900 to go to meet their goal of sending an experiment to the ISS. Donate now:
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It's Wednesday again!

Get past the hump with some SCIENCE tonight with +This Week in Science (TWIS) at 8pm PT. 
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We chose Patreon as our crowd-funding platform because it works really well with our episodic show production. It brings us closer to our community, and helps us stay ad-free!

Help TWIS grow, and add more programming to our roster. More science with more support from you.

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Catch @drkiki live in Berkeley tonight at 7:30pm! It'll be media science madness!
WHAT: "Making Sense of Media Madness" The news is full of dire predictions for our future: peak oil, peak food, over-population, climate change, disease pandemics, and more. To top it off, social media connects us to an overwhelming number of opinions on these subjects.
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What DO we know about female sexuality?

+Julia Wilde and I talk sex, science, and why science is bad at studying sex. 

You know you want to watch...
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Science communication and translation, hosting and presenting, emceeing, script writing, radio and television production, voice over work, axe kicks...
  • Freelance Science Presenter, 2012 - present
    I want to help you tell the world about your science.
    Producer/Host, 2009 - 2012
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    Contributer, 2009 - 2010
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Dr. Kiki to everyone except Google+. I bring the science.

Kirsten Sanford, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Kiki) is dedicated to making science a part of everyone’s lives.

Dr. Kiki holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from U.C. Davis, and is a specialist in learning and memory. She is also the founder and host of the popular This Week in Science radio show, a weekly program broadcast from U.C. Davis and avidly followed by thousands of fans worldwide.

In 2005, Dr. Kiki was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science & Engineering. Following the fellowship, she worked as a television news producer at WNBC in New York City with noted health and science reporter Dr. Max Gomez.

In late 2007 and early 2008, Dr. Kiki expanded her communications work into online video, starring in both On Networks successful series Food Science and Revision3's variety show PopSiren. She also appeared regularly on Revision3’s Systm, and hosted several episodes of MacBreak during the PixelCorp’s coverage of the 2008 and 2009 MacWorld conference. 

Additionally, Dr. Kiki hosted Potential Energy and Green Tech Today, podcasts about alternative energy concerns and solutions, and was a regular guest on both This Week in Media and This Week in Tech. She contributes to and to her own blog, The Bird's Brain.

Dr. Kiki's Science Hour, an acclaimed science interview program on noted technology pundit, Leo Laporte's, ran from 2010-2012.

Dr. Kiki’s new media efforts initiated her entry into television in 2008. She co-hosted the pilot for a skeptical reality TV show called The Skeptologists. She was also reporter-at-large for the Science Channel and a contributor to their show, Brink, and has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors.

In 2013, Dr. Kiki hosted programs for Google and the Google Science Fair involving noted scientists and political activists.

She has also written for Scientific American and

In her spare time, Dr. Kiki has dabbled in sailing, gymnastics, martial arts, hula hooping, and yoga. She enjoys bird-watching, cooking, reading fiction novels, watching movies, dancing to loud music, and a nice glass of red wine… not necessarily in that order or at the same time.


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