The Intersection & Friends On Eureka's Top 30 Science Blogs

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | February 3, 2010 11:59 am

We’re very pleased to see The Intersection listed among the Top 30 Science Blogs by the UK Times–esp in such great company! We’d also like to congratulate Phil, Bora, Tim, Revere, Brian, Carl, David, Neurotopia, Ed, RealClimate, Orac, and the rest of the terrific bloggers that made the list!

This “Top 30” also highlights the need to encourage more women to express ourselves online, as men continue to be the far more dominant sex in the science blogosphere. And although CM and I might have substituted a favorite group of physicists for a particular climate change denier, we’re truly honored to be included in this impressive group!

Our thanks to the UK Times!

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Comments (8)

  1. Congrats, you two. Richly deserved

  2. Linda


  3. Chloride

    Congrats. But notice that Pharyngula also made the list. Seems that at least some people still think it’s a science blog.

  4. Marion Delgado

    Congratulations, I agree, well-deserved.

    Chloride, Pharyngula is a science blog. I don’t read it because I prefer to read PZ on Panda’s Thumb, where the more substantive posts filter to the top.

  5. gillt

    Put an AGW denier on a list of science blogs and the list is meaningless.

  6. John Kwok

    @ Marion – Speaking of Pandas Thumb, I am disappointed that it didn’t make the Top 30 list, especially when most of its blog entries are far better than Pharyngula’s (the latter I think is now more an anti-religion/whatever pleases PZ blog than a genuine science blog like, for example, Phil Plait’s or Carl Zimmer’s, IMHO.).

    @ Chris and Sheril –

    Belated congratulations for an honor well earned (even if I still disagree with much of what you had stressed in UA), espcially with regards to your recent posts on “accomodationism” and environmental reporting, especially with regards to AGW. IMHO, I would regard yours as among the ten best science blogs I know of.

    P. S. A mutual friend of ours has given you some backhanded praise over at her ScienceBlogs blog (I’ll let you guess… I believe she still refers to you both as the “Colgate Twins”.).

  7. I attempted a subscription to your rss feed, but had an issue adding it to google reader. Could you please look at this.


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About Sheril Kirshenbaum

Sheril Kirshenbaum is a research scientist with the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy where she works on projects to enhance public understanding of energy issues as they relate to food, oceans, and culture. She is involved in conservation initiatives across levels of government, working to improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public. Sheril is the author of The Science of Kissing, which explores one of humanity's fondest pastimes. She also co-authored Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future with Chris Mooney, chosen by Library Journal as one of the Best Sci-Tech Books of 2009 and named by President Obama's science advisor John Holdren as his top recommended read. Sheril contributes to popular publications including Newsweek, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, and The Nation, frequently covering topics that bridge science and society from climate change to genetically modified foods. Her writing is featured in the anthology The Best American Science Writing 2010. In 2006 Sheril served as a legislative Knauss science fellow on Capitol Hill with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) where she was involved in energy, climate, and ocean policy. She also has experience working on pop radio and her work has been published in Science, Fisheries Bulletin, Oecologia, and Issues in Science and Technology. In 2007, she helped to found Science Debate; an initiative encouraging candidates to debate science research and innovation issues on the campaign trail. Previously, Sheril was a research associate at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and has served as a Fellow with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow. She has contributed reports to The Nature Conservancy and provided assistance on international protected area projects. Sheril serves as a science advisor to NPR's Science Friday and its nonprofit partner, Science Friday Initiative. She also serves on the program committee for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She speaks regularly around the country to audiences at universities, federal agencies, and museums and has been a guest on such programs as The Today Show and The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. Sheril is a graduate of Tufts University and holds two masters of science degrees in marine biology and marine policy from the University of Maine. She co-hosts The Intersection on Discover blogs with Chris Mooney and has contributed to DeSmogBlog, Talking Science, Wired Science and Seed. She was born in Suffern, New York and is also a musician. Sheril lives in Austin, Texas with her husband David Lowry. Interested in booking Sheril Kirshenbaum to speak at your next event? Contact Hachette Speakers Bureau 866.376.6591 For more information, visit her website or email Sheril at


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