If you were the type to tinker with the chemistry kit or play with bugs in the dirt for hours on end, some of Twitter's most appealing voices may lie in the science community. It's not all dry academic studies, either -- we're talking about a brand new beast: The modern social media scientist.
Here are a few names that can up the IQ of your feed in no time:
The astrophysicist and author is always entertaining, and never hesitates to share knowledge with his followers, all the while making it perfectly accessible in layman's terms.
"The Science Guy" has a dead sexy combination going: Rocket scientist smarts and great humor. Best of all, he posts lots of selfies with other people that are ridiculously intelligent.
Science, space and using Twitter as a learning tool are all a part of Manaster's feed. Of course, she has the occasional cute animal post sometimes, too, because what person in her right mind doesn't?
Zimmer is a science writer who also runs his own National Geographic blog called The Loom. If you love his feed as much as we do, you can go read one of his books (he has 13 of them so far).
Plait is a Slate writer that also just happens to be an astronomer and a public speaker. Not surprisingly, he has a lot of great things to say on Twitter -- and he posts some of the most beautiful photos of heaven and earth we've ever seen.
Does physics meets pop culture sound fun to you? It's Ouellette's specialty. Her Scientific American blog, Cocktail Party Physics, is a great read, but if you want the bite-sized version, her Twitter is the way to go.
The self-described voice of the "wow beat," Yong writes about DNA, natural adaption and more with a distinctive wit.
Fossil lover and writer for National Geographic, Switek embraces the dinosaur-loving kid in all of us and brings it to the adult world via tweets. He also does a #FossilFriday, which is a lot more interesting than #FollowFriday.