If you’re going to waste time on Twitter, you might as well learn something while you’re at it — so follow these five brilliant scientists!
Twitter is many things. It’s a sounding board for all of your awful ideas, it’s a place where anyone can air out their issues and vent to the entire world, and it’s arguably the closest thing we have to actually screaming into the void.
It does have some redeeming qualities, however. Twitter is an amazing source of information, education, and entertainment. Some people are exceptional at providing one of these, but there are exceptions who can manage all three.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a short list of some of our favourite Twitter accounts. These people have the ability to both educate and entertain, without you being able to tell the difference at times.
Now that’s impressive!
Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox)
Professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester, Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science, TV presenter extraordinaire, and former chart-topping keyboard player — Brian Cox is the whole package.
Hank Green (@hankgreen)
One of science’s truly viral stars, Hank Green has yet to really find a platform that he can’t conquer. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, even TikTok — the man can’t be stopped. He blends comedy and science flawlessly, and seems to just be a genuinely hilarious and insightful human-being.
Joe Hanson (@DrJoeHanson)
Host, writer, and creator of the “It’s OK To Be Smart” show, Dr. Hanson has a storied background in science communication. His ability to make difficult subjects understandable and entertaining is a joy to watch, and you’ll rarely consume any of his content without coming away a little wiser. Some of his random tweets are also downright hilarious. See below for a prime example.
Katie Mack (@AstroKatie)
Dr. Mack is one of our go-tos for anything and everything space-related. She effortlessly blends downright comlex science with a flair for communication, making everything seem understandable. Her book, “The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking),” is at the top of our ever-expanding reading list.
PartyLab Industries (@PartyLabInd)
Once again, dear reader, you have been hoodwinked. Did you really think we’d create a list like this and not include our Twitter account? Pardon us for showing some very heavy bias, but we love our Twitter page! Follow us to see all of our latest insights, fleeting thoughts, and pointless arguments in real time. We promise, you won’t be as disappointed as you think.
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