20 great popular science feeds / individuals on Twitter

1. Wired Science (@WIREDScience): Popular science magazine and website which highlights how technology changes aspects of our lives, from culture to business, science and design.

2. Students 4 Best Evidence (@Students4BE): A growing network of students engaging globally in evidence-based healthcare.

3. Cochrane (@cochranecollab): A global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. Cochrane gather and summarise the best evidence from research to help these people make informed choices about treatment.

4. Simon Singh (@SLSingh): Author of four bestselling science books, journalist and TV producer, specialising in science and mathematics. Founder of Good Thinking, a charity which promotes science and challenges pseudoscience.

5. Ben Goldacre (@bengoldacre): Ben is a best-selling author, broadcaster, campaigner, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking the misuse of science and statistics by journalists, politicians, drug companies and more.

6. Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake): Tim is a European Space Agency astronaut of British Nationality. He finished his 186-day Principia mission working on the International Space Station and landed back on Earth 18th June 2016. He is an ambassador for UK Science and space based careers and is keen in promoting science and engineering as career possibilities for students.

7. Elise Andrew (@Elise_Andrew): Elise is the brain and attitude behind the hugely popular, I Fucking Love Science. Her feed offers plenty of discussion, as well as biting insights and commentary of the inequalities of treatment faced by women in the field of science.

8. Neil DeGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson): When he’s not busy presenting the reboot of everyone’s favourite popular science TV show or being Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Neil tweets astronomy and astrophysics tidbits.

9. ASAP Science (@AsapSCIENCE): YouTube channel providing a weekly dose of fun and interesting science, created by Canadians Mitchell Moffit (@mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (@whalewatchmeplz).

10. Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield): He’s back on Earth now, but the former space shuttle commander still has plenty of fascinating space facts to tweet.

11. Sci Curious (@scicurious): The codename of neuroscience postdoc turned science writer Bethany Brookshire. She tweets and writes about the good, bad and weird in neuroscience and provides honest insight into being a scientist too.

12. Henry Reich (@minutephysics): Henry Reich’s YouTube channel MinutePhysics has some great animated explanations of concepts from Physics, all a minute long.

13. NASA (@NASA): Go follow NASA for a mixture of amazing space images and cool new discoveries from the space agency’s many telescopes and missions.

14. Ed Yong (@edyong209): Ed Yong is the author of the blog ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’ at National Geographic and tweets a weekly roundup of great science stories.

15. Roger Highfield (@RogerHighfield): Once editor of New Scientist, Roger is now an executive at the Science Museum and occasionally a columnist for The Telegraph. He tweets quirky sciene news as well as updates from the museum.

16. IFLScience (@IFLScience): The ‘lighter side’ of science. While IFLScience does Tweet 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.

17. Amy Mainzer (@AmyMainzer): Amy works with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA. Her Twitter account photo is a picture of her wearing a Star Trek uniform. That should tell you everything you need to know about her feed.

18. Jane Goodall Institute (@JaneGoodallInst): Dr Jane Goodall is the unquestionable leader of the study of non-human primates and this feed gives you the latest news on our closest human relatives.

19. Carolyn Porco (@carolynporco): Carolyn 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.

20. Bill Nye (@BillNye): Nye is an American science educator, television presenter and mechanical engineer. He is currently the CEO of The Planetary Society and is well known as the host of the PBS children’s science show Bill Nye the Science Guy.