David Shiffman

David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami. He writes for Southern Fried Science. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Wild Things
Aug. 15 2014 11:02 AMShark Week Is Lying Again About Monster Megalodon Sharks
Wild Things
July 11 2014 4:30 PMRosie O’Donnell, New Co-Host of The View, Killed an Endangered Hammerhead Shark for Fun
Wild Things
June 17 2014 8:41 AMSeaWorld Exaggerated Its Research Record
Science
April 11 2014 10:34 AMStephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TVWill he be stuck interviewing dingbat celebrities at CBS?
Science
May 30 2013 1:51 PMNo, Mermaids Do Not ExistWhat Animal Planet’s fake documentaries don’t tell you about the ocean.
Wild Things
July 29 2014 10:47 AMSawfish Are Some of the World’s Weirdest and Most Endangered Fish
Wild Things
July 3 2014 9:48 AMWhat Do Sharks Do in a Hurricane? Answers to Our Goofy Shark Questions.
Wild Things
May 8 2014 8:53 AMDolphins Saved a Swimmer From a Shark! A Rare Combination of Three Marine Myths.
Science
Sept. 4 2013 12:41 PMSwimming With SharksWas Diana Nyad really at risk of being bitten during her historic swim?

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Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

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Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

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Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.