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#FollowFriday: Phil Plait (@badastronomer)

Bad astronomer, but excellent Twitter account.

Phil Plait

It’s Friday and Twitter is still a thing, so we’re going to tell you who to follow. This week we’d like to point you towards science lover Phil Plait (@badastronomer) for some fun science times.

Who he is

Plait blogs about science for Slate, and he’s hands down our favorite thing about that site. He comes up in Geekosystem stories occasionally, and in Geekosystem conversation on the regular. We may have a bit of a science crush on him. So much so that we’re surprised it’s taken us this long to make him our #FollowFriday pick. Actually if you read last week’s #FollowFriday post it seems we thought we had.

Why you should follow

Because you love science! Unless you don’t love science, and if you don’t love science… well… then you confuse us. What are you even doing here?

Plait excels at finding interesting science news and giving his grounded, clear-headed, intelligent stance on it. He’s also pretty good at chemistry/Shakespeare puns!

Great tweets

Obviously, that pun is great, but he also does math jokes:

You get a fair amount of space porn from Plait’s feed as well, and that’s just fine with us.

He also does a great job keeping you up to date on climate change news.

He really put the Facebook/WhatsApp acquisition into perspective.

So go forth, happy tweeter and check out Phil Plait. He is Grait.

(via @badastronomer)

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