The #Science Shorty Award

As New York Times writer Mary Ann Giordano recently said, “to put it in 140 characters or less, social media and science found each other in 2012.” Here’s to the visionaries, proving the facts of the universe like the earth revolving around the sun, the process of evolution, and if the sky is really falling. Through tweets, Facebook posts, videos, blogs, and Instagram photos, these people have gained fame through their scientific discoveries. Nominate your favorite for #Science.

Science Shorty Award Leaders

See the winners of the 5th Annual Shorty Awards →

1st

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield

Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard ISS as Commander of Expedition 35.

2nd

Henry Reich

Henry Reich

Cool science videos! Trying to get people excited about learnin' email: minutephysics [at] gmail [dot] com

3rd

Curiosity Rover

Curiosity Rover

NASA's latest mission to Mars. I arrived at the Red Planet, Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6 UTC).

4th

Matteo Wyllyamz

Matteo Wyllyamz

Beatnik super-human, disguised as geek, loitering at the intersection of Art and Science

5th

AsapSCIENCE

AsapSCIENCE

Your daily dose of fun and interesting science.

6th

Nature News&Comment

Nature News&Comment

The latest science news and opinion from @NatureMagazine. Winner Best Twitter, Online Media Awards 2011, commended in 2012 and Shorty Award for science, 2012.

7th

Shareef Jackson

Shareef Jackson

Science blogger, creator of #ScienceLooksGood and host of the podcast @OperationCube. Can leap small buildings in multiple bounds.

8th

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, Am. Museum of Natural History. Author: Space Chronicles, Pluto Files, Inexplicable Universe [Video], Host: StarTalk Radio http://t.co/0DbxO8jk

9th

Adriano Barboza

Adriano Barboza

Psicólogo; Mestrando em Teoria e Pesquisa do Comportamento (@UFPA_Oficial); Videomaker; Músico. Às vezes dizem que sou de outro planeta. http://t.co/r6L5OjphfH

10th

JOHN NOSTA

JOHN NOSTA

Top ranked HEALTH and MEDICINE influencer, TEDMED moderator and author of HEALTH CRITICAL in FORBES

11th

Science Grrl

Science Grrl

Our calendar showcases real women doing great science. Because STEM is for everyone. Tweets by @annazecharia & also @alrightPET @lulucrumble @elliecosgrave.

12th

13th

OxfordSparks

OxfordSparks

Twitter stream of OxfordSparks – the place for engaging with exciting science taking place across Oxford University.

14th

Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources

The asteroid mining company.

15th

Geoffrey Notkin

Geoffrey Notkin

I host TV's METEORITE MEN. Award-winning author of ROCK STAR & METEORITE HUNTING. Artist, explorer, advisor to Deep Space Industries. Producer/actor @unbizmovie

16th

Phil Plait

Phil Plait

Astronomer, author, skeptic, father, punster.

17th

Things We Don't Know

Things We Don't Know

Explaining the mysteries of science, in simple language

18th

Quirks & Quarks

Quirks & Quarks

Quirks & Quarks is CBC Radio's weekly science program. Join host Bob McDonald to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment.

19th

Joe Hanson

Joe Hanson

PhD student, science guy, biologist, whiskey-lover, knowledge purveyor at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com

19th
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Hank Green

Hank Green

Internetainerpreneur