Scientific dissemination at your fingertips
It seems incredible that, although it is not the common use that most give these services, social networks allow us to be informed of the latest scientific news. Topics like astronomy, biology, evolution, mathematics, physics, chemistry,…. All these “sticks” are touched daily by many science lovers who selflessly publish their knowledge or relevant information about them.
Although not everything is going to be serious and sensible publications. There are some of these accounts on Twitter that carry out a work that seems magnificent to us, which is none other than: bringing science and technology to all audiences in a clear and simple way. Thus, many more people may be interested in a sector that, until not too long ago, was considered something of “geeks”.
Best Twitter accounts about science
That said, it is time to move on to those accounts that we told you you should follow on Twitter if you are interested in science. Get ready, there are profiles of all kinds.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)
The first profile we want to talk to you about is, in turn, one of the most popular scientists in the world today. It is about Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist, writer and science popularizer from the USA. He also holds the position of director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and one of the researchers associated with the Department of Astrophysics at the Natural History Museum of America. His profile on this social network is currently followed by more than 14 million users science lovers.
Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity)
If you are passionate about the “Red Planet” you should follow the account of Curiosity Rover, as they already do something more than 4 million users On twitter. A place where you can find information related to Mars and, of course, the exploration that Curiosity Rover carried out for 15 years through it.
Dr. Jane Goodall & the Jane Goodall Institute (@JaneGoodallInst)
Surely this lady’s face sounds familiar to you if you like science or, at least, if you are a follower of certain nature documentaries. It’s about the Dr. Jane Goodall, an English ethologist and UN Messenger of Peace, in addition to being considered one of the greatest experts in the study of primates (especially wild chimpanzees) and their social and family relationships. In addition, she is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program.
In short, she is one of the greatest experts and promoters of the study of our closest non-human relatives. Dr. Jane is currently followed by almost 1.5 million users through the social network of the blue bird.
NASA in Spanish (@NASA_es)
And of course, we cannot talk about accounts related to science without leaving behind the profile of NASA. Specifically, since it is our native language, we want to refer to the Nasa in spanish, profile that they already follow almost 1 million people On twitter.
On the other hand is the profile of FECYT, also called Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. This foundation is commissioned through this social network to disseminate, as well indicated in its biography, science and innovation for all audiences. In it we will see news of world interest in the science sector, innovative projects, curiosities, discoveries and a very long etcetera that every lover of this world will appreciate. The FECYT is followed 237,000 people via Twitter.
Although it may seem strange, science and humor can live together and get along quite well. The clear example is demonstrated by the profile of IFLScience, where each publication and scientific information are shared in a light and entertaining way to dazzle any type of public. This account is followed 225,000 users in the social network of the blue bird.
Antonio Martínez Ron (@aberron)
On the other hand, we have Antonio Martinez Ron one of the best known journalists in Spain in terms of scientific dissemination. He has been a contributor to different media such as Cadena SER, La Secta or RNE, director of documentaries, has collaborated in television programs, participated in podcasts and even written books. Without a doubt, each post by Antonio shows us a super interesting side of science based on articles, news, curiosities or new discoveries that already dazzle almost 100,000 users in this social network.
Big Van Science (@BigVanScience)
As we mentioned before, science does not have to be something serious and boring. Another of the profiles that are in charge of demonstrating it are Big Van Science but, in this case, in Spanish. A group made up of physicists, chemists, astrophysicists, mathematicians, biologists and more, who are in charge of spreading science by making us smile. And, best of all, they do it simply and for everyone.
Currently they are almost followed 62,000 people through this social network. In addition, you must be attentive to their account because, when the virus that surrounds us allows it, they will return to give their lectures and face-to-face talks that are super entertaining.
Women With Science (@womenconscience)
In order to support the role of women in the science sector, the account of Women With Science which is currently followed by almost 62,000 users On twitter. A publication belonging to the Chair of Scientific Culture of the University of the Basque Country in which, through Twitter, they publish articles about women scientists, share stories about the history of women in this sector and a lot of other very interesting publications.
Joanne Manaster (@sciencegoddess)
Finally, we want to recommend that you follow the account of the Dr. Joanne Manaster. A biologist who is dedicated, through twitter, to encourage young people (with special mention to girls as happened in the previous account) to enter the science sector as their future work. Currently, Dr. Joanne’s profile is followed by 58,000 people through this social network.