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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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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.

21st

Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler

Teacher, professional speaker, toy designer. Creator of the Mentos Geyser Tube toy and Insta-Snow powder
Dawn A Crawford
Dawn A Crawford I nominate @SteveSpangler for a Shorty Award in #science because science education makes our future brighter!
Immunize CO Kids
Immunize CO Kids I nominate @SteveSpangler for a Shorty Award in #science because science education makes our future brighter!
Dawn A Crawford
Dawn A Crawford I nominate @SteveSpangler for a Shorty Award in #science because science education makes our future brighter!
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16 votes in science
1 vote in education
1 vote in sciencebecause
1 vote in scienceguru
1 vote in sciencesaturday

22nd

Brian Malow

Brian Malow

Earth's Premier Science Comedian - available for off-world appearances if transportation is provided
FRISCO
FRISCO I nominate @sciencecomedian for a Shorty Award in #science because he makes science fun(ny)!
Daniel Linington
Daniel Linington I nominate @sciencecomedian for a Shorty Award in #science because... he made me wet myself
Brittney Meyer
Brittney Meyer RT @JaneHaze: I nominate @sciencecomedian for a Shorty Award in #science because he's bringing science out to the masses with jokes. htt ...
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15 votes in science

23rd

Hanny van Arkel

Hanny van Arkel

Guitar playin' teacher by day, discoverer (of 'Hanny’s Voorwerp') by night, science ambassador in between and lover of life 24/7.
marcel graus
marcel graus I nominate @hannyvanarkel for a Shorty Award in #science because 'voorwerp' is her middle name...
ASTRON - M.A.Garrett
ASTRON - M.A.Garrett I nominate @hannyvanarkel for a Shorty Award in #science because...she's a great speaker & has a near native accent.
Edd Edmondson
Edd Edmondson I nominate @hannyvanarkel for a Shorty Award in #science because she promotes it so much just as an amateur
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13 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

24th

ben goldacre

ben goldacre

Nerd cheerleader, Bad Science person, Social Media Consultant mocker. Truncated tweets are refeeds from delicious.com/bengoldacre
Rob Charlton
Rob Charlton I nominate @bengoldacre for a Shorty Award in #science because... he's made of science. (And fights crime (ish).)
Martin Bentley
Martin Bentley I nominate @bengoldacre for a Shorty Award in #science because... the bubbles of stupidity need bursting far too often.
feline_dot
feline_dot I nominate @bengoldacre for a Shorty Award in #science because... he fearlessly exposes fudgery for us
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11 votes in science
2 votes in health

25th

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

The OFFICIAL Richard Dawkins Foundation Twitter Page
Karri
Karri I nominate @richarddawkins for a Shorty Award in #science because he is a voice of reason
Niels Eék
Niels Eék I nominate @RichardDawkins for a Shorty Award in #science because... he has changed my life and he's an inspiration!
Marie Reliegieus
Marie Reliegieus I nominate @RichardDawkins for a Shorty Award in #science because...I adore and he is a Huge inspiration in science
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10 votes in science
1 vote in literature

26th

AstroSpaceNow.com

AstroSpaceNow.com

We obsessively track breaking news and interesting content about astronomy and space exploration over the blogosphere and Twitter so you don't have to.
Maria Silva
Maria Silva I nominate @astrospacenow for a Shorty Award in #science
Lucas Wolcan
Lucas Wolcan I nominate @astrospacenow for a Shorty Award in #science because of his efforts to popularize astronomy and space in Latin America
Roberto Marquez
Roberto Marquez I nominate @astrospacenow for a Shorty Award in #science because they are an excellent resource for space news.
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9 votes in science
1 vote in nonprofit

27th

Matthew Cokeley

Matthew Cokeley

I am the Art Director for Popular Science the magazine and I make Science Sexy.
Andrew Parmet
Andrew Parmet I nominate @PopSciGuy for a Shorty Award in #science because I'm always learning interesting things from his tweets!
Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons I nominate @PopSciGuy for a Shorty Award in #science because he makes #science #POP
badlvillemojo
badlvillemojo I nominate @PopSciGuy for a Shorty Award in #science because he has made science SEXY and infectious!
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9 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

27th
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NOAA's Ocean Service

NOAA's Ocean Service

NOAA's National Ocean Service is the nation's premier federal science agency for oceans and coasts.
Ed Borasky
Ed Borasky RT @oscar_otter: I nominate @usoceangov for a Shorty Award in #science because...because they have great information about the oceans, a ...
marina100
marina100 I nominate @usoceangov for a Shorty Award in #science because...they have an "ocean" of scientific, educational and "mu
Oscar the Otter
Oscar the Otter I nominate @usoceangov for a Shorty Award in #science because...because they have great information about the oceans, a
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9 votes in science
12 votes in government

27th
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thinkgeek

thinkgeek

Cool products for technophiles, geeks and the occasional monkey. Follow @thinkgeekspam for our new product feed.
Platemaster
Platemaster I nominate @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #science because... they have unique products from geeks for geeks.
James Paulsen
James Paulsen I nominate @thinkgeek for a Shorty Award in #science because...they determined the 4th Law of Robotics
Perfect_Timing
Perfect_Timing SCIENCE!!!!!!! RT @thinkgeek I nominate @donttrythis for a Shorty Award in #science because he inspires us to explode things WITH SCIENCE!!!
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9 votes in science
420 votes in customerservice
4 votes in tech
3 votes in advertising
2 votes in design

28th

Chandra Observatory

Chandra Observatory

Chandra's ongoing mission is to study the X-ray Universe, including black holes, new stars, and clusters of galaxies
Nazirah Jetha
Nazirah Jetha I nominate @chandraxray for a Shorty Award in #science because it helps me make science cool for the public!
KeSimpulan
KeSimpulan I nominate @chandraxray for a Shorty Award in #science because #1 'Amazing Capture Light'
Christophe Steiger
Christophe Steiger I nominate @chandraxray for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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10 votes in science
1 vote in music

29th

Brains Matter

Brains Matter

Host of the Brains Matter podcast - a show on science, curiosities, and general knowledge
Dave The :-) Singer
Dave The :-) Singer I nominate @brainsmatter for a Shorty Award in #science because they do, and his podcast is skeptikedutastic!
Marc West
Marc West I nominate @brainsmatter for a Shorty Award in #science because your brain does matter
Brains Matter
Brains Matter I nominate @brainsmatter for a Shorty Award in #science because I might as well do as my listeners do
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7 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

29th
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Dr Ian O'Neill

Dr Ian O'Neill

Space Producer for Discovery News. British, but lives in the US. Enjoys a good beer but prefers tea. A toast and butter advocate. Blog: http://astroengine.com
Katherine Nelson
Katherine Nelson I nominate @astroengine for a Shorty Award in #science because... he's one of my favorite science journalists
Debra Klein
Debra Klein I nominate @astroengine for a Shorty Award in #science because he's the sexiest physicist alive!
Nick Soden
Nick Soden I nominate @astroengine for a Shorty Award in #science because of the quality and quantity of his space tweets!
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7 votes in science
1 vote in journalist

29th
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Dr Rachael Dunlop

Dr Rachael Dunlop

Dr Rachie from the Skeptic Zone, scientist, science communicator, sceptic, podcaster, blogger.
Claire Gilder
Claire Gilder I vote for @DrRachie for a Shorty Award in #science because...science is great!
critter8875
critter8875 I vote for @DrRachie for a Shorty Award in #science because... she supports science.
Daniel Armstrong
Daniel Armstrong RT: @DrRachie: I nominate @BadAstronomer for a Shorty Award in #science because he's made of super massive awesatoms.
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7 votes in science
1,453 votes in health
43 votes in quackery
5 votes in woo
4 votes in 1

30th

Scientific American

Scientific American

Scientific American Magazine and online, over 150 years of science news
SciCom Robot
SciCom Robot RT @ecoDomestica I nominate @sciam for a Shorty Award in #science because they rock the science journalism. Coloured dino feathers FTW...
Deborah Merriam
Deborah Merriam I nominate @sciam for a Shorty Award in #science because they rock the science journalism. Coloured dino feathers FTW
Julia Faith Cameron
Julia Faith Cameron I nominate @sciam for a Shorty Award in #science because they're pop sci experts with authority.
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9 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

31st

Dr Karl

Dr Karl

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki ~ sometimes described as an answer looking for a question. Dr Karl brings science to the radio every Thursday on triplej mornings
Daniel Eshuis
Daniel Eshuis RT @remedyloame: I vote for @DoctorKarl for a Shorty Award in #science because he knows nearly everything & wears the best loud shirts! http
Remedy Loame
Remedy Loame I vote for @DoctorKarl for a Shorty Award in #science because he knows nearly everything & wears the best loud shirts!
daniels_den
daniels_den I nominate @DoctorKarl for a Shorty Award in #science because he is the best science communicator in the world.
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8 votes in science

32nd

Joanne Manaster

Joanne Manaster

University lab instructor, video science book reviewer, former international model who LOVES science!
anita wray white
anita wray white I nominate @sciencegoddess for a Shorty Award in #science because...she tweets about science that I need to know
Jim Hutchins
Jim Hutchins nominate @sciencegoddess Shorty Award in #science . Informative, entertaining, timely, cool, plus she's the queen of YouTube science vids
mrdoornbos
mrdoornbos I nominate @sciencegoddess for a Shorty Award in #science because the gummy bears have it coming.
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7 votes in science

33rd

twitteruser
Johnnie Twoohthree
Johnnie Twoohthree I vote for @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #science because...
Capt. H. Solo
Capt. H. Solo I vote for @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #science because...she brings people together
Sawyer R.
Sawyer R. I vote for @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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8 votes in science
107 votes in music
57 votes in celebrity
55 votes in customerservice
49 votes in nonprofit

34th

New Scientist

New Scientist

New Scientist is the world's only science and technology weekly
Kimberly Karman
Kimberly Karman I vote for @newscientist for a Shorty Award in #science because they have the best international science news coverage!
Conservation NW
Conservation NW I nominate @newscientist for a Shorty Award in #science because their news stories are great!
Julie Melano
Julie Melano I nominate @newscientist for a Shorty Award in #science because... the links are always interesting & edifying.
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6 votes in science

34th
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Mike Massimino

Mike Massimino

NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125
Anthony Schmitt
Anthony Schmitt I nominate @Astro_Mike for a Shorty Award in #science because Mike is generating interest in space exploration
Elad Avron
Elad Avron I nominate @Astro_Mike for a Shorty Award in #science because... he was the first to tweet from OUTER SPACE!
Lyell E. Petersen
Lyell E. Petersen I nominate @Astro_Mike for a Shorty Award in #science because ASTRONAUTS BELONG IN SCIENCE!
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6 votes in science
68 votes in travel
2 votes in celebrity
1 vote in 9

34th
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PZ Myers

PZ Myers

Godless liberal biologist
Karri
Karri I nominate @Pzmyers for a Shorty Award in #science because he's a voice of reason.
T. Gill
T. Gill I nominate @pzmyers for a Shorty Award in #science because... I'm too tired to be witty, but read his blog!
Andy Jakcsy
Andy Jakcsy I nominate @pzmyers for a Shorty Award in #science because the squid trumps the woo-woo, every time!
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6 votes in science
23 votes in squid
11 votes in religion
6 votes in skeptic
5 votes in polls