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 →

19th

Matt Webb

Matt Webb

Marianas Trench guitar player person, former lawn maintenance specialist, and guy with EP. Check out 'Coda and Jacket', now available on iTunes worldwide.

20th

Ed Yong

Ed Yong

Science writer, freelance journalist, geek, husband, creator of Not Exactly Rocket Science. I cover the wow beat. http://flavors.me/edyong

20th
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Virtual Astronomer

Virtual Astronomer

Astronomer, Cyclist and much much more. The best Astronomy, Space, Science and ISS pass info on twitter. Making Stargazing easy, fun and enjoyable for all.

20th
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Sylvia A. Earle

Sylvia A. Earle

Oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence, 2009 TED Prize Winner. Dedicated to saving and restoring the ocean, the blue heart of the planet!

21st

Brian Dunning

Brian Dunning

Science writer. Host and producer of Skeptoid, available on Internets and radio stations near you. http://skeptoid.com

22nd

James Logan

James Logan

Scottish scientist, PhD, @ London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, TV presenter, Ch4 Embarrassing Bodies, science & natural history (@josarsby) Views mine

22nd
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NASA Earth

NASA Earth

NASA's Earth Observatory -- images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment.

22nd
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National MagLab

National MagLab

The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is the highest powered magnet research facility in the world.

23rd

sci curious

sci curious

Blogging on all that is good, bad, and weird in neuroscience

23rd
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Τάσος Παπαβασιλείου

Τάσος Παπαβασιλείου

I am 16 years old and I am from Greece. I ♥ Tv shows and especially Charmed and Big bang Theory. I like playing chess. And I love Chemistry!

23rd
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Mars Weather

Mars Weather

Updates as avail from the REMS weather instrument aboard @MarsCuriosity. Data credit: Centro deAstrobiologia, FMI, JPL/NASA. Not an official acct.

23rd
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Sugito Taruna

Sugito Taruna

A Blessed Man | A Music Lover | A #ShortyAwards 2013's nominee in #sciene category | Social Media Geek | Am also an Operation Supervisor

23rd
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SciencePresse

SciencePresse

La seule agence de presse scientifique francophone au monde!

24th

DNLee

DNLee

Biologist & Hip-Hop Maven: Urban Ecology, Evolution, STEM Diversity, Science Outreach

24th
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Derek Muller

Derek Muller

An element of truth - the science video blog from atoms to astrophysics.

24th
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Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs

Author of Temperance Brennan novels, Tory Brennan YA novels, and producer on FOX series Bones. Oh. And forensic anthropologist.

24th
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Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Ultra-naïve positivist-ish, although science can't explain the existence of antipositivists

24th
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The Zooniverse

The Zooniverse

A collection of websites where we ask the public to help us do real science online. Our projects include, Galaxy Zoo, Old Weather, Planet Hunters and more...

25th

Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer

Extreme Meteorologist and Storm Chaser that loves weather. Check out our hit web series Tornado Chasers here: http://www.tvnweather.com

25th
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Sense About Science

Sense About Science

Sense About Science is a small charity that equips people to make sense of science and evidence.