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Sheril Kirshenbaum
Works at University of Texas at Austin
Attended Tufts University
Lives in Monterey, CA
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Talk is ready for TEDxMonterey "Life on a Crowded Planet" Tune in via LiveStream this Saturday
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An infant at my son's daycare has whooping cough. Please vaccinate so that kids too young to get the vaccine do not suffer unnecessarily.
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A sobering look at the PhD pyramid scheme by the numbers: Where will a biology degree take you?
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David Letterman announced last week that he will soon be retiring from The Late Show after hosting for more than 30 years, and CBS has confirmed that Stephen Colbert will replace him. While switching from The Colbert Report to The Late Show will be a huge career advancement for the...
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I like the cover! The Science of Kissing is now in Portuguese
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How will we feed a growing world without destroying the planet? Excellent video out of UMinnesota
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In the 1960's, research & development (science stuff) accounted for ~12% of how your tax dollars were spent. Today just 3.4% (source: AAAS)
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How much does the National Science Foundation cost Americans? David Lowry and I did the math: About $1.82/month
During tense economic times, arguments over the federal budget and national debt have caused many Americans to lose sight of the tremendous value of science.
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We don't spend nearly enough on scientific research. Just think what could be accomplished, new knowledge gained, new technology, all kinds of things to make this world and life better if we spent more on research. We would reap great benefit by increasing spending significantly in this area. There should be no serious thought of cutting spending.
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Just 10 percent of the marine life caught in commercial fishing ends up on our plates. Good, but sad infographic
What percentage of all the marine life caught by industrial fishing operations ends up on our plate? Ninety percent? Seventy-five? Fifty? Not even close…
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Between 1/4 and 1/3 of the food produced in the US gets thrown away. Not only is this inefficient, but wasted food = wasted energy.
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What do you want them to do... give it to the 'poor' countries?1!!   Ha Ha Ha!!!
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Have her in circles
23,600 people
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Director of UT Energy Poll, Author of Unscientific America & The Science of Kissing, Blogger at Scientific American
Employment
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Research Associate, 2010 - present
  • Duke University
    Research Associate, 2006 - 2010
  • United States Senate
    Science Fellow, 2006
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Currently
Monterey, CA
Previously
Suffern, NY - Austin, TX - Durham, NC - Washington, DC - Orono, ME - Boston, MA
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Author, Lecturer, Journalist
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I write about science, in books, articles, and blogs.
Education
  • Tufts University
    Biology & Classics
  • University of Maine
    Marine Science & Policy
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Female