The Best Science Twitter Accounts to Follow

These Twitter accounts may be more fun than a Higgs Boson

Ok, science nerds. Here's your chance to have some fun on Twitter, with people who just might get your serious need for information. These aren't the only science Twitter accounts, but they are some of the best ones to get you started.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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@neiltyson is perhaps one of the most well-known scientists on earth right now. Dr. Tyson is an astrophysicist, author, and recently the host of @COSMOSonTV, a space-time odyssey. We also understand he is more popular in the Andromeda galaxy, but their appreciation of science is light years beyond ours.

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@IFLScience is the "lighter side of science" and often quite funny. While IFLScience Tweets about important scientific topics, they also cover topics like musicians turning lemur calls into beatbox rhythms and time-lapse videos of hyenas feasting on a buffalo.

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NASA Icon on Twitter


You can't talk about the best science Twitter accounts without mentioning @NASA. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has taken us to the moon and beyond our solar system with the Voyager spaceship. They also sent the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, which offers beautiful and detailed images of the universe.

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Curiosity Rover

Curiosity Rover on Twitter

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As long as we are talking about NASA, it would be a shame not to mention @MarsCuriosity. Curiosity Rover explored Mars for 15 years before it finally died in February 2019. Mars is far away, so Curiosity didn't post on Twitter a lot. But there aren't many other places to see up-close images of our neighboring planet.

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Amy Mainzer

Amy Mainzer on Twitter

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Scientist @AmyMainzer works with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. In her Twitter photo, she wears a Star Trek uniform. That should tell you what you want to know about this science Twitter account. Tweets about meteorites, the universe, butterflies, and cactus adorn her feed.

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Jane Goodall Institute

Jane Goodall on Twitter

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Back on earth, the study of non-human primates is unquestionably led by Dr. Jane Goodall. The @JaneGoodallInst gives you the latest news on our closest human relatives.

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The American Museum of Natural History

Whale at American Museum of Natural History

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From the outer reaches of space to the evolutionary history of birds, the @AMNH is one of the most diverse science Twitter accounts. Tweets include links to articles about deadly dragonflies, the most efficient locomotion methods, and pictures of trilobite fossils.

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Carolyn Porco

Carolyn Porco on Twitter

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@carolynporco is a planetary scientist, Cassini imaging lead, and CICLOPS director. Her Tweets range from statistical information about poverty and the fight for equal rights for women to discussions of planetary phenomena.

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Scientific American

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Whether you want to know about lying, chlamydia, MERS, or parrotfish poop, @sciam has you covered. Scientific American has been around since 1845 and their Twitter account began in 2008. That long history gives them plenty of diverse topics to Tweet about. And with over one million followers, there's no shortage of discussions to follow.

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Joanne Manaster

Joanne Manaster on Twitter

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Like some of these others, the science Twitter account from @sciencegoddess covers a lot of ground. Dr. Manaster is a biologist at the University of Illinois School of Integrative Biology.

One of her goals on Twitter, and in her work, is to "support and encourage youth, particularly girls, to consider STEM careers." The fact that her account is @sciencegoddess should tell you what you need to know about her passion for science and her wry sense of humor.

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Gwen Pearson

Gwen Pearson

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She is a bug and a feature, according to her Twitter account. @bug_gwen is an entomologist at the Purdue Bug Barn in "Low Earth Orbit, Indiana." Needless to say, this science Twitter account is buggy. Ok, sorry for the bad jokes. In all seriousness, Dr. Pearson touches on fun topics like honey bees and serious topics like the lack of funding for science in the schools.

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Katie Mack

Katie Mack

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Appropriately named @AstroKatie on Twitter, Dr. Katie Mack is a connoisseur of everything cosmic. Currently an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and the author of The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking), Dr. Mack has a question—and an exceptionally genius and witty explanation—for all things astrophysical.

There are many more science Twitter accounts. Some are lighthearted and some are the facts. In any case, check out some of these and learn what's going in the world of science.

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