The Best Twitter Science Humour

As geeky is now cool and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) jokes are mainstream, on t-shirts and television, some might think that all the old jokes have been overused.

At the same time, many STEM professionals all over the place are being encouraged to take to social media to share their research and raise the public understanding of what they’re up to.

And the result of all this? A niche breeding ground for STEM humour on social media, supported by the professionals themselves.

So in the spirit of being open and accessible to all, I thought I would share some of the highlights of this wonderful world in its natural habitat – on Twitter. Have fun!

The Best Hashtags

#melodramaticlabnotebook

#YoManuscript

#overlyhonestmethods

#sixwordpeerreview

#scijokes / #scihumour

#sixwordlabexperiment

#sciencefilms

#engineeringproblems

The Best Parody Accounts

Sarcastic Mars Rover @SarcasticRover

Bored Elon Musk @BoredElonMusk

WETI (parody of SETI) @WETI

Shit Academics Say @shitacademicssay

Fake Science @fakescience

https://twitter.com/AcademicsSay/status/481829707105992704

The Best ‘STEM Comedians’ & Comics

Jorge Cham @phdcomics

Matt Parker @standupmaths

LHComedy @ComedyCollider

Bright Club – there are loads & you’re probably best following your local one (mine is @BrightClubEDN ) – go to the Bright Club website for more info – http://brightclub.wordpress.com/

Nik Papageorgiou

XKCD

Brian Malow

Thanks to:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/must-follow-twitter-acounts-for-science-nerds

 http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2013/jan/10/scientists-twitter-methods

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