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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.

35th

Deborah Berebichez

Deborah Berebichez

A physicist with a deep passion for communicating science to the masses. Secondary life as philosopher and actor. Made in Mexico.
kdfelber
kdfelber I nominate @thesciencebabe for a Shorty Award in #science because...knows how to make science interesting to all of us.
Morris Pondfield
Morris Pondfield Thanks! RT @thesciencebabe: I nominate @mpondfield 4 Shorty Award in #science because his tweets never cease 2 amaze in content & accuracy!
Paula Gayosso
Paula Gayosso I nominate @thesciencebabe for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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6 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

36th

Chad Calek

Chad Calek

Filmmaker, AGH Founder and Cast Member/Director of A&E's Paranormal State.
Echo Ash
Echo Ash I nominate @AGHChad for a Shorty Award in #science because he makes paranormal investigating even more bad ass.
Tara Hanon
Tara Hanon I nominate @AGHChad for a Shorty Award in #science because.. he's one kick ass talented guy!
Chad Calek
Chad Calek @AGHChad, you were nominated by @H2oShy (and 2 others) for a Shorty Award in #science http://bit.ly/5Jxz... (via @shortyvotes) Word!
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5 votes in science
2 votes in education
2 votes in humor
1 vote in egocentric

36th
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Andrew Maynard

Andrew Maynard

Scientist gone over to the dark side - policy, communication, engagement, and all that stuff! Oh, and am the Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotech
Joerg Heber
Joerg Heber I nominate @2020science for a Shorty Award in #science because his passion for science is truly contagious.
Tim Jones
Tim Jones I nominate @2020science for a Shorty Award in #science for successfully communicating beyond the scientific choir
Hilary Sutcliffe
Hilary Sutcliffe I nominate @2020science for a Shorty Award in #science he brings a much needed clarity & sanity to info on new tech
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5 votes in science

36th
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elakdawalla

elakdawalla

I'm the Planetary Society blogger, once a planetary geologist, now a writer and mom, writing about great space images and mission news.
Paul Scott Anderson
Paul Scott Anderson I nominate @elakdawalla for a Shorty Award in #science because... her blog helps to really promote space exploration!
Anthony Schmitt
Anthony Schmitt I nominate @elakdawalla for a Shorty Award in #science because she generates interest in astronomy & space exploration
Jonathan Aul
Jonathan Aul I nominate @elakdawalla for a Shorty Award in #science because of her outstanding stream of Mars news and images.
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5 votes in science

36th
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GlasgowScienceCentre

GlasgowScienceCentre

Fun science place on the banks of the Clyde. Imax Cinema, Science Shows, Hands-on Exhibits
Andy Laing
Andy Laing I nominate @gsc1 for a Shorty Award in #science because I like short fun "facts"!!!! like the ones they post
Kenny Drummond
Kenny Drummond I nominate @gsc1 for a Shorty Award in #science because it posts fun and interesting science news
cryptic
cryptic I nominate @gsc1 for a Shorty Award in #science because it helps keep us all thinking...
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5 votes in science

37th

NASA JPL

NASA JPL

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages many of NASA's robotic missions exploring Earth, the solar system and our universe. Tweets from JPL's News Office.
Red Ed
Red Ed RT @MarsPhoenix: RT @NASAJPL Let's help @MarsRovers roll away with the Shorty Award in #science! They're in 3rd. Vote at http://bit.ly/5tLi
Red Ed
Red Ed RT @MarsPhoenix: RT @NASAJPL: Shorty site down? U can still vote by tweeting this: I vote 4 @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science becau
Dave
Dave RT @MarsPhoenix: RT @NASAJPL: Shorty site down? U can still vote by tweeting this: I vote 4 @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science becau
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15 votes in science

38th

Andy Scheer

Andy Scheer

Cryogenics lead technician at Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. My tweets are my own and do not reflect those of my employer or NASA.
rebecca barrett
rebecca barrett @apacheman We need to have our Tweeps vote for @flyingjenny for a Shorty Award in #science! I really want her to win! I know you do too.
Rick
Rick RT @CatherineQ: Hahaha!!! :-) RT @apacheman I nominate @flyingjenny for a Shorty Award in #science because if I don't she will hurt me.
Catherine
Catherine Hahaha!!! :-) RT @apacheman I nominate @flyingjenny for a Shorty Award in #science because if I don't she will hurt me.
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5 votes in science

38th
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wallaceJnichols

wallaceJnichols

ocean scientist-activist-traveller-writer-dad
Halsey Burgund
Halsey Burgund I nominate @wallacejnichols 4 a Shorty Award in #science because we live on a big #bluemarble (RT this 2 vote)
Oceanophilia.org
Oceanophilia.org I nominate @wallacejnichols 4 a Shorty Award in #science because we live on a big #bluemarble (RT this 2 vote)
EcoDaredevil.com
EcoDaredevil.com RT @gbc4eva: I nominate @wallacejnichols for Shorty Award in #science b/c he #liveblue! (retweet to vote!)
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8 votes in science

39th

jodcast
Colin Stuart
Colin Stuart I nominate @jodcast for a Shorty Award in #science because of their continued efforts to inspire us to look up!
Paul Harper
Paul Harper I nominate @jodcast for a Shorty Award in #science because...their tireless work in promoting Astronomy to the public
Croydon AS
Croydon AS I nominate @jodcast for a Shorty Award in #science because...their tireless work in promoting Astronomy to the public
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4 votes in science

40th

Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Wonders of the Solar System starts 7th March, BBC2 9pm.
Alison Sear
Alison Sear I recommend @ProfBrianCox in the Shorty Award category #science because he's good looking AND clever
Teobesta
Teobesta I nominate @ProfBrianCox for a Shorty Award in #science because he reconciled me w/science, men & humanity @ large.
Jennifer Hanuschak
Jennifer Hanuschak RT @giagia: I nominate @ProfBrianCox for a Shorty Award in #science because he makes science sexy. (well, I think so...) http://bit.ly/shor...
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7 votes in science
1 vote in celebrity

41st

Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess

Skeptic Zone podcaster, blogs about science and superstitions
catherine donaldson
catherine donaldson I nominate @podblack for a Shorty Award in #science because she's enthusiastic, humble & has a soothing voice,go listen
patrick dupont
patrick dupont RT @HappySinger: I nominate @podblack for a Shorty Award in #science because, jokes aside, she really *is* modest. And fun. http://bit.l ...
Renae
Renae I nominate @podblack for a Shorty Award in #science because she's another tireless Woo Fighter with a great new podcast
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5 votes in science
1 vote in education
1 vote in podcasting

42nd

Unscientific Msia

Unscientific Msia

You can call us rationalists, humanists, freethinkers, secularists, skeptics or whatever you like.
JooLee Tan
JooLee Tan I nominate @unmsia for a Shorty Award in #science for being a voice of reason in an increasingly unreasonable milieu.
Walski ofSound
Walski ofSound I nominate @unmsia for a Shorty Award in #science because it tries 2 debunk M'sian social/religious superstitions
Zurairi Abd Rahman
Zurairi Abd Rahman RT @unmsia: Nominate @unmsia for a Shorty Award in #science! http://shortyaward... Pls RT!
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4 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

43rd

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

Theoretical Physicist, Professor, Futurist, Bestselling Author & Popularizer of Science
Ruud van Rooij
Ruud van Rooij I nominate @mkaku2050 for a Shorty Award in #science because he is the one that brings science to the masses
Safta Catalin Mihai
Safta Catalin Mihai I nominate @mkaku2050 for a Shorty Award in #science because...
fatima butt
fatima butt I nominate @mkaku2050 for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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5 votes in science

44th

AdamSavage
ashleigh l
ashleigh l I vote for @AdamSavage for a Shorty Award in #science because... hes on mythbusters, and hes my favorite!
bracelets__
bracelets__ I nominate @AdamSavage for a Shorty Award in #science because he's awesome
libbyohazy
libbyohazy I nominate @AdamSavage for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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4 votes in science

45th

vinnie

vinnie

The great grandson of a pineapple farmer.
Kinda Gay, brah
Kinda Gay, brah I nominate @vinnie for a Shorty Award in #science because HIS ARMS DEFY GRAVITY, LIKE MINE!
Serious Business!
Serious Business! I nominate @vinnie for a Shorty Award in #science because give him a pile of crap and he'll make it a raft or bong!
Money, Get
Money, Get I nominate @vinnie for a Shorty Award in #science because this tweet isn't gonna star itself.
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3 votes in science
3 votes in lulz

45th
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350.org

350.org

October 24 was the largest climate action in history. Join as we take 350 straight to our leaders.
Marketing Digital
Marketing Digital I nominate @350 for a Shorty Award in #science because it has a concise and objective goal
Alex Priest
Alex Priest I nominate @350 for a Shorty Award in #science because it's changed the way we look at carbon emissions targets.
Matt Fitzgerald
Matt Fitzgerald nominates @350 for a Shorty Award in #science because it's a global organizing campaign 4 a scientific target
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3 votes in science
1 vote in news

45th
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Matt

Matt

Creator of TheHelldesk and a big social media enthusiast, storm chaser, and SharePoint developer.
Tim Sogeshirts -Dave
Tim Sogeshirts -Dave I nominate @StatiK99 for a Shorty Award in #science because... he is the man when it comes to stormchasing
Amy Vernon
Amy Vernon I nominate @StatiK99 for a Shorty Award in #science because he's a stormchaser and a standup guy. :-)
Creature Creations
Creature Creations I nominate for @StatiK99 for a Shorty Award in #science because for storm chasing and having the guts to do it!
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3 votes in science
1 vote in art
1 vote in thx4theluv

45th
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Discovery Space

Discovery Space

Discovery Space: everything astronomy, cosmology, physics, NASA, space travel, aliens, exoplanets, Mars and more... Maintained by @astroengine
Alyssa Danigelis
Alyssa Danigelis I nominate @Discovery_Space for a Shorty Award in #science because Ian's tweets are like a black hole--they suck you in
Dr Ian O'Neill
Dr Ian O'Neill I nominate @Discovery_Space for a Shorty Award in #science because it's my dream job... oh, and I produce it :)
Michael Reilly
Michael Reilly I nominate @Discovery_Space for a Shorty Award in #science because...wabbits and the cosmos DO go together.
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3 votes in science

45th
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Kevin Zelnio

Kevin Zelnio

Marine Biologist, Writer, Musician, Purveyor of the Spineless, Evangelist of Open Access
John Logsdon
John Logsdon I nominate @kzelnio for a Shorty Award in #science because... he tweets #science all day long (sometimes about #sex)
Dorid
Dorid I nominate @kzelnio for a Shorty Award in #science because... I heart the #ocean and #inverts
Kevin Zelnio
Kevin Zelnio I nominate @kzelnio for a Shorty Award in #science because... I heart the #ocean and #inverts
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3 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

45th
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Daniel Fischer

Daniel Fischer

All things astronomy and space (and then some) - in tiny bits and pieces but mostly with links to more ... :-)
elakdawalla
elakdawalla I nominate @cosmos4u for a Shorty Award in #science because he's always got space news worth retweeting.
Nick Soden
Nick Soden I nominate @cosmos4u for a Shorty Award in #science because he is the go-to guy for up to date astronomy and space news
Will Gater
Will Gater I nominate @cosmos4u for a Shorty Award in #science because of his consistently interesting tweets covering astronomy news and events.
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3 votes in science