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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.

48th

Astro Pic Of The Day

Astro Pic Of The Day

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Georg Mathisen
Georg Mathisen I nominate @apod for a Shorty Award in #science because I get what I've wanted for 40 years: Daily, amazing astro pics
scips
scips I nominate @apod for a Shorty Award in #science because the astronomy picture and legend they prepare everyday are amazing
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2 votes in science

49th

Jia-Rui Chong Cook

Jia-Rui Chong Cook

new NASA Jet Propulsion Lab media rep, recovering LA Times reporter, science buff, music fan
PurpleHymnal
PurpleHymnal RT @CassiniSaturn: rt @jahree: I nominate @cassinisaturn 4 Shorty Award in #science because it shows us amazing ring quirks&moon geology ...
Maria Odete Madeira
Maria Odete Madeira RT @CassiniSaturn: rt @jahree: I nominate @cassinisaturn 4 Shorty Award in #science because it shows us amazing ring quirks&moon geology ...
Jane Houston Jones
Jane Houston Jones RT @CassiniSaturn: rt @jahree: I nominate @cassinisaturn 4 Shorty Award in #science because it shows us ring quirks
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4 votes in science

49th
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ICanDoThat
exploratoria
exploratoria RT @MarsRovers: Thanks! RT @ICanDoThat: I nominate @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science b/c they've done sci on Mars for 6 yrs! ht ...
George J. Myers, Jr.
George J. Myers, Jr. RT @MarsRovers: Thanks! RT @ICanDoThat: I nominate @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science b/c they've done sci on Mars for 6 yrs! ht ...
D.F. D.
D.F. D. RT @MarsRovers: Thanks! RT @ICanDoThat: I nominate @MarsRovers for a Shorty Award in #science b/c they've done sci on Mars for 6 yrs! ht ...
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4 votes in science

50th

DireitodoPovo

DireitodoPovo

Pelo povo e para o povo exercer sua cidadania através do seu direito
Pareceres Juridicos
Pareceres Juridicos RT @anamoraes I nominate @direitodopovo for a Shorty Award in #science because they show human science 4 us.
DireitodoPovo
DireitodoPovo RT @anamoraes: I nominate @direitodopovo for a Shorty Award in #science because they show human science 4 us.
Ana Paula Moraes
Ana Paula Moraes I nominate @direitodopovo for a Shorty Award in #science because they show human science 4 us.
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3 votes in science
163 votes in nonprofit
7 votes in education
6 votes in news
5 votes in egocentric

51st

Scott Huler

Scott Huler

Writer of books about science, nature, sports, and everything else.
SciCom Robot
SciCom Robot RT @mistersugar Thx! RT @huler: I nominate @BoraZ & @mistersugar for Shorty Awards in #science b/c #scio10 is the SXSW of science comm...
Anton Zuiker
Anton Zuiker Thx! RT @huler: I nominate @BoraZ & @mistersugar for Shorty Awards in #science b/c #scio10 is the SXSW of science communication.
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2 votes in science

51st
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Susi Stuart

Susi Stuart

3L video game geek with ADHD--who knows what I'll say?
adwaith
adwaith RT @carolynporco: Thx @trillian 4 nominating me 4 a Shorty Award #science. I'm honored! Those of you interested can vote here (I think) ...
Carolyn Porco
Carolyn Porco Thx @trillian 4 nominating me 4 a Shorty Award #science. I'm honored! Those of you interested can vote here (I think) http://bit.ly/91tc...
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2 votes in science

51st
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Nic Fleet

Nic Fleet

If you follow me I promise not to call you 'mate' or 'dude' - or say 'awesome' or 'LOL' more than once in every 5 tweets...
Mark Zaugg
Mark Zaugg RT @nicfleet:@nicfleet Voting for Shorty Awards closes tonight. Please vote for NewburyAS in #science at http://bit.ly/7gLZ...
Nic Fleet
Nic Fleet @nicfleet Voting for Shorty Awards closes tonight. Please vote for NewburyAS in #science at http://bit.ly/7gLZ... - the UK needs yor votes.
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2 votes in science
1 vote in egocentric

51st
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mrdoornbos

mrdoornbos

Founder of evadot.com - there's a good chance I'll be voiding a warranty today
Matthew Cokeley
Matthew Cokeley RT @sciencegoddess: Funny! RT @mrdoornbos I nominate @sciencegoddess for a Shorty Award in #science because the gummy bears have it coming.
Joanne Manaster
Joanne Manaster Funny! RT @mrdoornbos I nominate @sciencegoddess for a Shorty Award in #science because the gummy bears have it coming.
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2 votes in science
2 votes in worlddomination
1 vote in glxp
1 vote in egocentric

51st
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Dr. Wendell A. Howe

Dr. Wendell A. Howe

Temporal Anthropologist, with University of Cambridge since 2610, Licensed Time Traveler, PhD in History and Anthropology
Dr. Wendell A. Howe
Dr. Wendell A. Howe RT @Cookiemouse I nominate @Wendell_Howe for a Shorty Award in #science because he has extended our knowledge of temporal anthropology
Leighton Cooke
Leighton Cooke I nominate @Wendell_Howe for a Shorty Award in #science because he has extended our knowledge of temporal anthropology
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2 votes in science
8 votes in twitterfiction
3 votes in timetravel
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in journalist

51st
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Ben Templesmith

Ben Templesmith

Australian. In America. Writer, artist, rider of the Worm. Made career out of Werewolf sodomy and tranny Leprechauns. Eats babies.
Lorelei
Lorelei RT @KaiserAsset: I nominate @Templesmith for a Shorty Award in #science because of his sociological approach to leprechauns' sexuality
Lenny
Lenny I nominate @Templesmith for a Shorty Award in #science because of his sociological approach to leprechauns' sexuality
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2 votes in science
10 votes in design
4 votes in art
1 vote in normallookingbuttrulyterrifyingindividuals

51st
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SethShostak

SethShostak

Astronomer, SETI Institute
Scoob Bigland
Scoob Bigland RT @DLFresources: I nominate @sethshostak for a Shorty Award in #science because he knows they are out there!
DLFresources 
DLFresources  I nominate @sethshostak for a Shorty Award in #science because he knows they are out there!
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2 votes in science

52nd

PhysOrg Science News

PhysOrg Science News

Science news, Technology news. Physics, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Math, Electronics, Nanotechnology, Materials, Computers, Health, Earth Science.
fatima butt
fatima butt I nominate @physorg_com for a Shorty Award in #science because...
lecinqblog
lecinqblog This is ridiculous.No one cared 2 nominate @physorg_com for a Shorty Award in #science.They are the best science based tweeters ever.Come on
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2 votes in science

52nd
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philplait
Halley DeLay
Halley DeLay I vote for @philplait for a Shorty Award in #science because he is an inspiring scientist and makes it fun for everyone
Dawson Gould
Dawson Gould I nominate @PhilPlait for a Shorty Award in #science because...
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2 votes in science

52nd
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marsrover

marsrover

an extremelly happy rover twittering from mars..
Re-actor Journal
Re-actor Journal I vote for @marsrover for a Shorty Award in #science because...
Chaos_Crafter
Chaos_Crafter #shortyawards @MarsRover #science for its amazing longevity and for bringing science research directly into twitter.
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2 votes in science

52nd
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Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku

www.mkaku.org
Bimo Arief Putro
Bimo Arief Putro I nominate @MichioKaku for a Shorty Award in #science because he has a sight to change impossible to surely plausible.
fatima butt
fatima butt I nominate @MichioKaku for a Shorty Award in #science because...
Bowen Cormac
Bowen Cormac I nominate @MichioKaku for a Shorty Award in #science because anyone using a coy fish pond to describe how the universe works is awesome.
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2 votes in science

52nd
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michelle cadieux

michelle cadieux

http://profile.to/creativecommunications
Charles F. Radley
Charles F. Radley I nominate @creativecomm for a Shorty Award in #science because...
michelle cadieux
michelle cadieux I nominate @creativecomm for a Shorty Award in #science for great events promotion and news for green, nano and space.
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2 votes in science
2 votes in spacetweeps
1 vote in egocentric

52nd
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Professor Blue

Professor Blue

Investimigate the planet through science with me!
Professor Blue
Professor Blue I vote for @profblue for a Shorty Award in #science because...
sheilerama
sheilerama I nominate @profblue for a Shorty Award in #science
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2 votes in science
1 vote in nonprofit
1 vote in education
1 vote in egocentric

53rd

Curiosity Rover

Curiosity Rover

The next mission to Mars. I launch in 2011!
Adam Mayes
Adam Mayes Do it! RT @MarsScienceLab: Congrats to @MarsRovers, finalists in the Shorty Awards for #science Help them win! Vote at http://bit.ly/5tLi...
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1 vote in science

53rd
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Laurel Kornfeld

Laurel Kornfeld

I am a writer, actress, activist, amateur astronomer, astronomy student at Swinburne University, and Pluto resurrector.
Laurel Kornfeld
Laurel Kornfeld I vote for @laurele for a Shorty Award in #science because...no one is more active in the cause of reinstating planet P
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1 vote in science
1 vote in egocentric

53rd
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Dona Sisk
Richard Sisk
Richard Sisk I nominate @astrostuffgirl for a Shorty Award in #science because she is a rocket scientist (and robot builder)
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1 vote in science