By Sheril Kirshenbaum | June 20, 2010 10:55 am

Having just adopted Happy from Austin Pets Alive!, I’m delighted to feature a shelter in this week’s edition of the Science of Kissing Gallery. Paige Miller with Salt Lake County Animal Services submitted her photo of a volunteer socializing Teddy–a gorgeous pitt bull looking for his forever home.

Of course, dogs make a notable appearance in The Science of Kissing and to those considering a new best friend, I highly recommend adopting from your local shelter!


Submit your original photo or artwork for consideration in the gallery here.


Comments (5)

  1. Jess

    Absolutely! Adopting is the way to go! Cute kiss :)

  2. Congratulations Sheril on your new furry family member. “Happy” is a great name! Thank you so much for running our photo of the lovable Teddy. I hope it inspires others to adopt from their local shelters where so many wonderful dogs end up. (Teddy is still looking for his forever home. Fingers crossed this helps him find one!)

  3. Thanks Paige! We hope Teddy finds his loving family soon! Readers in Salt Lake City, Utah can learn more about this beautiful guy here.

  4. mayra torres

    he is such a great dog when i work with him he obeys everything he has great energy a very happy dog very sweet he knows how to sit ,stay ,heal ,come. he a wonderful dog he will get adopted fast i wish i could adopt him but i have alot of dogs already i at least suggest to go visit him so u can see it your self u will fall in love with him

  5. kirk

    Get a bowling ball from Goodwill. Teach Happy to chase the bowling ball across the back yard. Post pictures of Happy going nuts with the bowling ball. Pit Bulls and bowling balls = awesome.


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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 info@hachettespeakersbureau.com For more information, visit her website or email Sheril at srkirshenbaum@yahoo.com.


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