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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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dontrythis
Elizabeth
Elizabeth I nominate @dontrythis for a Shorty Award in #science because he entertains & 'teaches' (and blowing things up is cool)
Morten Thøgersen
Morten Thøgersen I nominate @dontrythis for a Shorty Award in #science because i want him for president of the world!
Matthew Reichbach
Matthew Reichbach I nominate @dontrythis for a Shorty Award in #science because Mythbusters goes to New Mexico Tech!
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3 votes in science

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NASA

NASA

NASA Earth Science's multi-year airborne campaign to track changes in Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets & sea ice.
Col Joe King
Col Joe King I nominate @IceBridge for a Shorty Award in #science because...it gave us a front row seat at historic research event.
kiwox
kiwox I nominate @icebridge for a Shorty Award in #science because it is very interesting and I live near antartic pole.
Mariano Nardi
Mariano Nardi I nominate @IceBridge for a Shorty Award in #science because I enjoied following the whole experience online
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3 votes in science

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tavianne

tavianne

Astronomy, Space, Night Sky, Astrophotography
Adrian West
Adrian West I nominate @Tavigreiner for a Shorty Award in #science because she is so passionate about popularising science
Craig Markillie
Craig Markillie I nominate @TaviGreiner for a Shorty Award in #science because she has given me great knowledge in amateur astronomy.
Rob Keown
Rob Keown I nominate @tavigreiner for a Shorty Award in #science because of her involvement in many outreach projects.
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3 votes in science
60 votes in education
3 votes in spacetweeps
2 votes in government
2 votes in art

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RichardDawkins.com

RichardDawkins.com

RichardDawkins.com, The Original Website Since 1999
Temaile
Temaile I nominate @Richard_Dawkins for a Shorty Award in #science because he is opening the eyes of so many people.
Alberto Rodríguez
Alberto Rodríguez I nominate @Richard_Dawkins for a Shorty Award in #science because he's not afraid to speak the truth.
Manuel Guisa
Manuel Guisa I nominate @Richard_Dawkins for a Shorty Award in #science because of his insightful & relentless quest 4 understanding http://bit.ly/sh
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3 votes in science

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The Inventrix

The Inventrix

19th Century British Re-Imagist and Machine Enthusiast of Authorial Persuasions. ~ Putting the steam - and the SCIENCE! - back into steampunk.
Alice H
Alice H I nominate @Inventrix for a Shorty Award in #science because she talks about stuff I can only pretend to understand.
Kurt
Kurt I nominate @Inventrix for a Shorty Award in #science because cookies rule and she really likes science.
Arthur Conan Smith
Arthur Conan Smith I nominate @inventrix for a Shorty Award in #science because she totally deserves to win #science more than I do.
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3 votes in science
27 votes in steampunk

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Marc West

Marc West

I make science and dabble with the internets
Brains Matter
Brains Matter Thank you (-: RT @westius: I nominate @brainsmatter for a Shorty Award in #science because your brain does matter
Beer Drinkn Sci'tsts
Beer Drinkn Sci'tsts #shortyawards @westius #science because he's also good
Green and Gold Rugby
Green and Gold Rugby I nominate @westius for a Shorty Award in #science because... he's bringing science to strayans
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3 votes in science

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themodernscientist

themodernscientist

Biophysicist, Mac-Unix zealot
themodernscientist
themodernscientist Thanks! RT @shortyvotes: @modernscientist you were nominated by @kmangalam (& 1 other) for Shorty Award in #science http://bit.ly/8gM0...
Kartik
Kartik I nominate @modernscientist for Shorty Award in #science #public for her terrific efforts in bridging the gap!
Benson Kalahar
Benson Kalahar I nominate @modernscientist for a Shorty Award in #science because she exemplifies good and real science on twitter.
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3 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

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Science Friday

Science Friday

We make a science radio program heard on NPR and create science content for the web. Got ideas? Write us @scifri and tweet your questions during the show.
Barb
Barb I nominate @scifri for a Shorty Award in #science because even a scientist learns new things from them
msappel
msappel I nominate @scifri for a Shorty Award in #science because...they bring smart info to the masses
Aaron Cranford
Aaron Cranford I nominate @scifri for a Shorty Award in #science because... they stay on cutting edge while making it fun, interesting
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3 votes in science
1 vote in scifri

46th

Bora Zivkovic

Bora Zivkovic

Science communication: blogging, publishing, teaching. Online Community Manager at Public Library of Science. Open Access.
Tatiana Nahas
Tatiana Nahas I nominate @Boraz for a Shorty Award in #science because ~ 70% of what I read for this topic comes from his tweets.
SciCom Robot
SciCom Robot RT @huler I nominate @BoraZ & @mistersugar for Shorty Awards in #science because #scio10 is the SXSW of science communication. http://...
Bora Zivkovic
Bora Zivkovic RT @huler: I nominate @BoraZ & @mistersugar for Shorty Awards in #science because #scio10 is the SXSW of science communication. http://bit.l
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4 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

47th

NASA Blueshift

NASA Blueshift

Blueshift: Bringing the Universe down to Earth with podcasts, blogs, and more!
Barb
Barb I nominate @NASAblueshift for a Shorty Award in #science because... they bring the universe closer to me!
lovelyrita_mm
lovelyrita_mm I nominate @NASAblueshift for a Shorty Award in #science because... they bring the universe closer to me!
Dedicated Hosting
Dedicated Hosting RT @teamjetlag: I nominate @NASAblueshift for a Shorty Award in #science because... they bring the universe closer to me! http://bit.ly/ ...
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3 votes in science

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Vincent Summers

Vincent Summers

Vince enjoys teaching to others what he learns, whether of a Biblical nature, a technical nature, or just something of recreational value!
beinggreenonlne
beinggreenonlne I nominate @vsummers61 for a Shorty Award in #science because he takes the liberty to define science "jargon".
Janet Hunt
Janet Hunt RT @WorldofJulia: I nominate @vsummers61 for a Shorty Award in #science because...he writes in-depth, very informative science articles. ...
World of Julia
World of Julia I nominate @vsummers61 for a Shorty Award in #science because...he writes in-depth, very informative science articles.
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3 votes in science

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Hasan Daoud

Hasan Daoud

Massive Arsenal fan but like to give opinions on all things football!
Hasan Daoud
Hasan Daoud RT @rascal452: I nominate @Aphiss for a Shorty Award in #science because he successfully bred a kippie through cat/dog mating http://bit ...
Josh Glassett
Josh Glassett I nominate @Aphiss for a Shorty Award in #science because he successfully bred a kippie through cat/dog mating
Kyle Sugden
Kyle Sugden I nominate @Aphiss for a Shorty Award in #science because... he experiments on puppies
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3 votes in science
33 votes in sports
2 votes in egocentric

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Climate Realists

Climate Realists

The Realists Take On Climate Change
Jody Michael
Jody Michael My #shortyawards vote for #science goes to @climaterealists, because too few people understand the effects of climate change.
ABD East Midlands
ABD East Midlands RT @TheABD: I nominate @ClimateRealists for a Shorty Award in #science because they counter MSM lies about climate change http://bit.ly/ ...
Assn of Brit Drivers
Assn of Brit Drivers I nominate @ClimateRealists for a Shorty Award in #science because they counter MSM lies about climate change
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3 votes in science

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Jonathan Kamrava
Richard Hay
Richard Hay RT @MarsRovers: Thx! RT @kiajonny I nominate @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science b/c its a symbol of amazing things humans....htt ...
Ignacio Gallup-Diaz
Ignacio Gallup-Diaz RT @MarsRovers: Thx! RT @kiajonny I nominate @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science b/c its a symbol of amazing things humans....htt ...
Ricardo I. Hermano
Ricardo I. Hermano RT @MarsRovers: Thx! RT @kiajonny I nominate @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science b/c its a symbol of amazing things humans....htt ...
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6 votes in science

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David Bradley

David Bradley

David Bradley Science Writer, Cambridge, UK, loves family, conversation, guitar, photography, singing, walking, cycling...science
Newbury Astronomy
Newbury Astronomy I nominate @sciencebase for a Shorty Award in #science because he was in the shortlist last year
Marc West
Marc West #shortyawards @sciencebase #science good Twitter source of science and science communication
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2 votes in science

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Dan Piponi

Dan Piponi

A bit of math, a bit of visual effects, a bit of Haskell, a bit of running
michiexile
michiexile I nominate @sigfpe for a Shorty Award in #science because of his constant search of new connection points between mathematics and Haskell.
alpheccar
alpheccar I nominate @sigfpe for a Shorty Award in #science because of his explorations of the links between Haskell and maths.
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2 votes in science

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National Geographic
Tu-Van
Tu-Van I nominate @NATGEONEWS for a Shorty Award in #science because their pictures make you fall in love with ANYTHING!
Kathleen Reddy
Kathleen Reddy I nominate @NATGEONEWS for a Shorty Award in #science because...great Nat. Geographic posts, love 'em.
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2 votes in science

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starstryder

starstryder

Communicating astronomy and life in academia 1 sidereal day at a time.
Patrick Proctor
Patrick Proctor I nominate @starstryder for a Shorty Award in #science because Astronomy Cast inspired me to get my Astrophysics degree
Lori Lynn Anderson
Lori Lynn Anderson I nominate @starstryder for a Shorty Award in #science because..She is a great teacher-so inspirational. Thanks Dr. Pam
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2 votes in science

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Astronomy FM

Astronomy FM

An online community for amateur astronomers
Chris Kirkland
Chris Kirkland I nominate @astronomyfm for a Shorty Award in #science because they help us learn about the universe
orion1958
orion1958 I nominate @AstronomyFM for a Shorty Award in #science because of it's outreach for Bringing Astronomy to everyone
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2 votes in science
22 votes in astronomy

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Year of Astronomy UK

Year of Astronomy UK

Keep up to date with everything that's happening in the UK during the International Year of Astronomy 2009
Robert Massey
Robert Massey I also nominate @astronomy2009uk for a Shorty Award in #science because his work and commitment last year was brilliant
Newbury Astronomy
Newbury Astronomy I nominate @astronomy2009uk for a Shorty Award in #science because His work and commitment last year was brilliant
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2 votes in science
1 vote in nonprofit