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Our Top Ten Scientists to Follow on Twitter

Our Top Ten Scientists to Follow on Twitter
By Sam Roome 8 months ago 14951 Views No comments

Do you have any favourite scientists that you follow on Twitter?

We have! We’ve compiled our top ten – they’re an odd assortment, it’s true, but there’s something for everyone – whether you’re after topical, educational, controversial, funny, clever, or even astrophysics! Obviously, the views expressed by these guys are purely their own… but many are worth a look.

So here it is,our list of top scientists to follow on Twitter – we’re sure you’ll have your own favourites, so please share them with us!

10. @neiltyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson: astrophysicist, Hayden Planetarium Director and TV presenter has 9.8M followers. Enough said.


9. @deborahblum

Pulitzer Prize winning science writer, and author of the best-seller The Poisoner’s Handbook, Deborah Blum is an expert on all things toxic. She blogs and tweets her well-informed thoughts on current scientific and environmental issues.


8. @Scicurious

Sci Curious is the brainchild of neuroscience postdoc turned science writer Bethany Brookshire. She offers really useful resources for PhD students, produces a fun science facts newsletter every week, and provides insightful commentary on the latest science news.


7. @RebeccaSkloot

Rebecca Skloot is a freelance science writer and author of the best-seller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (which has recently been made into a movie). It tells the story of how cancer cells from Henrietta Lacks became the immortal HeLa cell line – one of the most important cell lines in medical history.



6. @RichardWiseman

Professor of Psychology, magician, author, and public speaker Richard Wiseman shares his often funny, and fascinating, take on psychological issues, sleep and more…


5. @vaughanbell

Neuropsychologist and senior clinical lecturer @UCL, Vaughan Bell tweets lots of intriguing brain stuff – and more…


4. @bengoldacre

Medical doctor Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, and academic who specialises in unpicking the misuse of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, and anyone else out there who is tempted to talk ‘Bad Science’. Go Ben!


3. @neuroconscience

Micah Allen tweets about research to do with decision making, consciousness, learning, memory, neurodevelopment, everything to do with neuro – and oh yes – some stuff on hedgehogs too.



2. @edyong209

British science writer Ed Yong is author of the blog Not Exactly Rocket Science at National Geographic, and has written for Nature, Scientific American, and currently writes for The Atlantic. He tweets lots of great science stories and commentaries.


1. @ProfBrianCox

We can’t help it – we have a sneaky admiration for PBC here at Hello Bio. Astrophysics and the cosmos, with a healthy helping of comedy – what’s not to love?

These are our favourite scientists on Twitter - what are yours? Share in the comments below, on our Facebook Page, or tweet us @hello_bio