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Are you on Twitter? Do you ever wonder who to follow? A Moment of Science is here to help. We have compiled a list of Twitter accounts that you should follow.
Top Science Twitter Accounts:
@TheScienceGuy: Bill Nye has his very own Twitter page. Look for great links and discussions!
@guardiantech: News and information from The Guardian’s technology lovers.
@wired: You better believe Wired Magazine is on Twitter! Check for cool links and information from their team.
Health & Human Body
@healthfinder: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Twitter account. Look for great discussions and re-tweets.
@kinseyinstitute: Gender and sexuality news from Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute.
@NatureChemistry: Are you a fan of chemistry? This Twitter account has great links to articles and research.
@ChemistryWorld: Detailed and informative chemistry news.
@AboutPhysics: Andrew Jones updates with cool physics news and discoveries.
@PhysicsNews: The Institute of Physics tweets about news and updates.
@chronsciguy: Eric Berger’s Twitter account that covers daily science news. He is a science reporter and blogger for the Houston Chronicle.
@joergheber: Joerg Heber is the senior editor of the magazine Nature Materials. This account has a lot of debates on current science issues.
@maggiekb1: Maggie Koerth-Baker is a science journalist and contributing editor to Boingboing.net. Her tweets are smart and very funny.
Earth And Oceanic Science
@oceanhealth: This account helps supporters of oceans and the environment connect with one another for interesting and educational converations.
@geologynews: For daily geology news check out this account which links to their own science blog.
Public Media Science
@nprscience: NPR provides excellent links to science news, discussions, and research.
@physorg_biology: Daily biology news stories and updates.
@LabSpaces: News and science related rants from the science news website Lab Spaces.
Food Science & Nutrition
@eartheats: Podcasts, public radio program and blog. Tweets about food safety, science and policy, sustainable agriculture, environment, health, recipes, and green living.
@thefoodgeek: Brian J. Geiger’s Twitter account. He is a freelance food writer and specializes in the science of food.
@NASA: NASA’s Twitter account has everything an amateur astronomer could want. Plus, launch countdowns and shuttle updates.
@BadAstronomer: If you want to have a lively astronomy-related discussion check out Phil Plait’s Twitter account!
@Voyager2: Updates from the Voyager2. Learn about the nuts and bolts interplanetary space probe.
Nature & Environment
@nature_org: The Nature Conservancy does a great job re-tweeting, updating, and linking to excellent environmental news.
@Earth_News: Nature, environment, and wildlife news from around the world.
@LiveScience: Coverage of science news and research.
@ScienceDaily: Breaking science news and the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment and technology.