THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Science

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. What’s more, they’re using social media to spread their intellectual wealth to the masses.

Nominees

finalist
AsapSCIENCE
AsapSCIENCE attempts to answer the world’s weird questions with science. Created by Mitchell Moffit…
Chris Hadfield
Astronaut Chris Hadfield gained online popularity in late 2012 while chronicling life aboard the In…
David Eagleman
In his six-hour PBS miniseries The Brain, David Eagleman says that neuroscience is a key to underst…
winner
I Fucking Love Science
British blogger and science communicator Elise Andrew created I Fucking Love Science as an outlet t…
finalist
In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt
The YouTube channel In a Nutshell – Kurzgesagt (German for “said short") prizes quality over quanti…
Joanne Manaster
Joanne Manaster not only loves science, but she wants her followers to as well, sending out a daily…
MinutePhysics
MinutePhysics wants to illuminate complex physics questions, concepts, and mysteries in a minute or…
Paul Andersen
Paul Andersen is the creator of bozemanscience.com and its corresponding YouTube channel, which hos…
finalist
SciShow
The family of SciShow YouTube channels (that include SciShow, SciShow Kids, and SciShow Space), hel…
finalist
Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly is probably the world’s only space Instagrammer. In late October 2015, the commander of…
Tested
Tested pries into the stuff the internet loves, inspecting and trying out a range of nerd products …
finalist
Vsauce
Vsauce operates much like many of the question-and-answer style YouTube science channels, with a bi…