realscientists

is a Shorty Award finalist!


Real science from real scientists, communicators, writers, artists & clinicians. Curating this week: Evolutionary biologist Melissa Wilson Sayres @mwilsonsayres

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Finalist in Science chosen by the community

1 nomination in Animatedgifs

1 nomination in Onsci

1 nomination in Represent

The Shorty Interview with realscientists

Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?

#dinoshakespeare

What's your best tweet?

"I’m a scientist, I don’t do idle curiosity"

How will the world change in the next year?

Things will get better.

What are six things you could never do without?

iPad, MacBook Pro, smartphone, tea, chocolate; leaving number six open for discussion,,,

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Biography

RealScientists: Real science, live, by scientists, for the people. It's a rotational curation account where scientists, science communicators, journalists, animators and clinicians talk about their daily lives in and out of science, live through twitter. RS aims to remove the barriers - perceived and real - around science and careers in science. People get to ask questions directly of the scientist or communicator, removing barriers. RS is run entirely by volunteers based in Australia and New Zealand, all of whom are currently practising scientists or science communicators. Upulie Divisekera is a molecular biologist working in bioengineering, James Smith is a former developmental biologist. The weekly rotation has taken RS everywhere - from New Zealand, to the Amazon, to CERN; at just over 12 months old, RS has so far had 54 curators, and reaches out to more than 9000 people world wide.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

RealScientists was founded on and for Twitter. All of the founders met on Twitter. It was conceived via a Tweet challenge between the founders, before most of them had met! RealScientists harnesses the direct and real time access that Twitter provides to bring science to the people, direct from the people who do the science.

Recent Nominations

February 26, 2014

Hey @shortyawards: obviously @realscientists should be winning ALL of the awards! (There, does that count, @upulie?) #represent

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because... important examples of real world application

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because they are excellent, interesting and informative!

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because they are awesome.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because they highlight the variety & importance of science

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because everyone's timeline needs more scientists.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because it opens up the lives of scientists!

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award in #science because of the breadth of experts in different fields. (!)

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty Award because they bring great, personal #science stories into my day.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @realscientists for a Shorty in #science - it is an ever interesting look into the world of real research

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About the Shorty Awards

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