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The Year's Best Science on Twitter

Science Leaders - The Shorty Awards - The best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Winner

The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

Adam Savage

Adam Savage
Finalist

I play a scientist on TV. Obsessive maker of things. Host of Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel.
zenwhenicanbe2
zenwhenicanbe2 I recommend @donttrythis in the Shorty Award category #science because...
Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams I recommend @donttrythis in the Shorty Award category #science
Elizabeth Pyle
Elizabeth Pyle I recommend @donttrythis in the Shorty Award category #science because... Hilirious guy, fun!
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701 votes in science
11 votes in 1
5 votes in humor
4 votes in celebrity
4 votes in entertainment

2nd

Twisst ISS alerts

Twisst ISS alerts
Finalist

Get alerts from this twitter account when international space station (ISS) will be passing over your exact location. Astronomy, science, @tjaap.
flabuless
flabuless I recommend @twisst in the Shorty Award category #science because...its cool.
Vrancken René
Vrancken René I recommend @twisst in the Shorty Award category #science because...
Joao Moraes
Joao Moraes I recommend @twisst in the Shorty Award category #science because we can see amazing posts
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622 votes in science
18 votes in innovation
3 votes in iss
2 votes in tech
2 votes in kleinemoeite

3rd

Spirit and Oppy

Spirit and Oppy
Finalist

Roaming the Red Planet on six wheels since Jan 2004. The official mission Twitter of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers.
MattRosenberg
MattRosenberg I recommend @MarsRovers in the Shorty Award category #science because...
Tiffany $
Tiffany $ I recommend @MarsRovers in the Shorty Award category #science because they've made great accomplishments in science!
Pjotr Ligthart
Pjotr Ligthart I recommend @MarsRovers in the Shorty Award category #science because...
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426 votes in science
1 vote in tech

4th

Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara
Finalist

Robot builder, modelmaker and television host on Mythbusters.
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I recommend @grantimahara in the Shorty Award category #science
James the Greatest
James the Greatest I recommend @grantimahara in the Shorty Award category #science
Mindie Zimmerman
Mindie Zimmerman I vote for @grantimahara for a Shorty Award in #science because during the robotic uprising I wanna be on Grant's side!
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235 votes in science
3 votes in tech
2 votes in weird
2 votes in humor
2 votes in celebrity

5th

Newbury Astronomy

Newbury Astronomy
Finalist

Fun & Cool Astronomy, Space, Science and other wibbly wobbly Tweets by @AdrianWest Creator of #Meteorwatch Everybody look up and enjoy the sky!
Philip Stobbart
Philip Stobbart I vote for @NewburyAS for a Shorty Award in #science because they brought active astronomy to thousands through twitter
Jim Porter
Jim Porter I vote for @NewburyAS for a Shorty Award in #science because... of the great info provided
Robin
Robin I vote for @NewburyAS for a Shorty Award in #science because...they are out of this world and are helpful,freindly and
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223 votes in science
20 votes in astronomy
5 votes in worlddomination
1 vote in cosmowatch
1 vote in egocentric

6th

Jen Scheer

Jen Scheer
Finalist

Space Shuttle technician at KSC. Founder of the Space Tweep Society. Inventor, A&P, artist. My tweets are mine & don’t represent my contractor employer or NASA.
Vesuvia Adelia
Vesuvia Adelia I vote for @FlyingJenny for a Shorty Award in #science because we SpaceTweeps thank her for all her efforts!
Justin
Justin I vote for @flyingjenny for a Shorty Award in #science because #SpaceTweeps give me hope for the future.
Mary Sylvia
Mary Sylvia I vote for @flyingjenny for a Shorty Award in #science because she's never snarky.
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218 votes in science
33 votes in innovation
23 votes in worlddomination
13 votes in spacetweeps
3 votes in ff

7th

MythBusters Official

MythBusters Official

Official Twitter for the hit series MYTHBUSTERS. (All dates/times are for U.S. airings).
Jouko Markula
Jouko Markula I vote for @MythBusters for a Shorty Award in #science because... it does bang!
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson I vote for @Mythbusters for a Shorty Award in #science because...they have chemistry!
DoJoMo5097
DoJoMo5097 I vote for @mythbusters for a Shorty Award in #science because they are awesome.
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116 votes in science
832 votes in entertainment
5 votes in humor
4 votes in 1
3 votes in weird

8th

BLOODHOUND_SSC

BLOODHOUND_SSC

The official twitter from the 1000mph Land Speed Record Vehicle - BLOODHOUND SSC. Ask the team a question, see the progress and promote the education!
Richard Fisher
Richard Fisher I nominate @BLOODHOUND_SSC for a Shorty Award in #science because I want to see a UK 1000mph land speed record.
Martin Bell
Martin Bell I nominate @BLOODHOUND_SSC for a Shorty Award in #science because they aren't afraid to try and be the best
Robbert Hozee
Robbert Hozee I nominate @BLOODHOUND_SSC for a Shorty Award in #science because they are on the cutting edge of race car design.
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113 votes in science
9 votes in innovation
6 votes in education
3 votes in tech
2 votes in design

9th

Carolyn Porco

Carolyn Porco

Planetary scientist, leader of Cassini imaging team, director of CICLOPS, & author-to-be
Phil Rounds
Phil Rounds I recommend @carolynporco in the Shorty Award category #science because...she brings us the beauty of Cassini.
Debra L Davis
Debra L Davis I vote for @carolynporco for a Shorty Award in #science because...she's a woman astronomer & does great science.
Dan Baker
Dan Baker I vote for @carolynporco for a Shorty Award in #science because... her passion for astronomy is an inspiration. Plus, I think I love her.
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79 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

10th

Phil Plait

Phil Plait

Astronomer, author, skeptic, funny guy, writer, budding TV deity
Joseph Davis
Joseph Davis I nominate @BadAstronomer for a Shorty Award in #science because he's one of the few that gets the big picture
Leart
Leart I nominate @BadAstronomer for a Shorty Award in #science because Death From the Skies is really, REALLY, scary and informative.
VonGoober
VonGoober I nominate @BadAstronomer for a Shorty Award in #science because his blog is my fix for skepticism, astronomy & all things good in science.
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60 votes in science
3 votes in skeptic
2 votes in education
1 vote in health
1 vote in astronomy

11th

Mo

Mo

Neuroscientist turned writer. Bibliophile, film buff, funk fanatic, amateur photographer
Sid Rodrigues
Sid Rodrigues I nominate @mocost for a Shorty Award in #science because he is my part-time drinking buddy
Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry I nominate @mocost for a Shorty Award in #science because he knows how to get inside the head of a dinosaur...
Carmen D'Cruz
Carmen D'Cruz Woohoo! RT @shortyvotes: @mocost, you were nominated by @carmenego (and 49 others) for a Shorty Award in #science http://bit.ly/8Uyf...
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49 votes in science
1 vote in weird

12th

NASA

NASA

News from NASA
flipdishes
flipdishes I vote for @NASA for a Shorty Award in #science because I always click what they post
Christopher Garguilo
Christopher Garguilo I vote for @Nasa for a Shorty Award in #science because... I've learned more about space then ever because of them!
Hostgator Coupon
Hostgator Coupon I nominate @NASA 4a Shorty Award in #science because they provide info 2 scientists everywhere 2use, made it popular 2!
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38 votes in science
570 votes in government
3 votes in education
3 votes in art
2 votes in innovation

13th

WIRED Science

WIRED Science

Science, space, energy and robot sharks with lasers. Hosted by @betsymason and @alexismadrigal
Jose J Castillo
Jose J Castillo I nominate @wiredscience for a Shorty Award in #science because...they bring the relevant science news
Anjali Benawra
Anjali Benawra I nominate @wiredscience for a Shorty Award in #science because they remind me that science is fun. axx
Brian Hidy
Brian Hidy I nominate @wiredscience for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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35 votes in science

14th

Sheldon Cooper, PhD

Sheldon Cooper, PhD

I'm allergic to bees and cats. Also, I have asthma.
Arthur Bouquet
Arthur Bouquet I vote for @sheldoncooper for a Shorty Award in #science ! <-- Am I late ?
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc I vote for @sheldoncooper for a Shorty Award in #science, because if he RTs this message I'll be erdos # n+1! (n=his #)
Ingrid Valencia
Ingrid Valencia I vote for @sheldoncooper for a Shorty Award in #science because... Its a wave Bazinga!
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28 votes in science
835 votes in humor
6 votes in celebrity
6 votes in weird
4 votes in education

15th

The SETI Institute

The SETI Institute

We believe we are conducting the most profound search in human history — to know our beginnings and our place among the stars.
Aurélio Oliveira
Aurélio Oliveira I vote for @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they believe conduct d most profound search in history
Karri
Karri I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because they do such important work...& I miss Carl Sagan.
Nigel Leck
Nigel Leck I nominate @SETIInstitute for a Shorty Award in #science because...It would be to find the ETs
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26 votes in science

16th

Manchester Sci Fest

Manchester Sci Fest

Most popular science fest in the UK... Events for families, adults and schools in October half-term throughout Greater Manchester. 23 - 31 Oct 2010
Natalie Ireland
Natalie Ireland I nominate @McrSciFest for a Shorty Award in #science because... they have such a great range of science events and fun for everyone
Claire Harris
Claire Harris I nominate @McrSciFest for a Shorty Award in #science because... they're so enthusiastic about bringing science to life
Neepster
Neepster I nominate @McrSciFest for a Shorty Award in #science because there was something for everyone. Science for the people.
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20 votes in science

17th

Asteroid Watch

Asteroid Watch

JPL's Near Earth Object Office coordinates NASA's efforts to detect, track & characterize potentially hazardous asteroids & comets that could approach Earth.
John  Howard
John Howard I nominate @AsteroidWatch for a Shorty Award in #science because I want to know when I'm going to get splattered by an asteroid!
Kelsie
Kelsie I nominate @AsteroidWatch for a Shorty Award in #science because...you can't be too careful :D
astrodicticum
astrodicticum I nominate @AsteroidWatch for a Shorty Award in #science because its a cool application
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20 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

18th

clay

clay

I like lots of things, many of which you can find in your very own home. That's me in a nutshell.
Lesley  B.
Lesley B. I nominate @MAYOPIE for a Shorty Award in #science because he is awesome in describing gross male bodily functions.
Misty Apple
Misty Apple I nominate @mayopie for a Shorty Award in #science because...I said so
Molly Agundez
Molly Agundez I nominate @mayopie for a Shorty Award in #science because they're the most scientific person I know...
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18 votes in science
3 votes in advertising
2 votes in health
2 votes in bacon
1 vote in egocentric

19th

CERN

CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the biggest particle physics laboratory in the world.
PEyre
PEyre I vote for @CERN for a Shorty Award in #science because they’re in for some serious discoveries.
Tu-Van
Tu-Van I nominate @CERN for a Shorty Award in #science because they're dedicated to understanding the core of our existence.
David Briggs
David Briggs I nominate @CERN for a Shorty Award in #science because the LHC is an awesome feat of engineering, and the science ther
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19 votes in science

20th

Periodic Videos

Periodic Videos

We're making films about science that you really should watch - smart, funny and unpredictable. But most importantly, we show what science is REALLY like.
Paul Astin
Paul Astin I nominate @periodicvideos for a Shorty Award in #science because they are awesome!
AtheistsHelpHomeless
AtheistsHelpHomeless I nominate @periodicvideos for a Shorty Award in #science because they are the best in periodic videos! follow them&see
Marcos V Petri
Marcos V Petri RT @p00p0ster0us: I nominate @PeriodicVideos for a Shorty Award in #science because they bring elements to life. Plus they explode stuff ...
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18 votes in science
2 votes in education
1 vote in egocentric