Ladles and gentlespoons, the results are in. We had an amazing response, and after sifting through a mass of #sci140 -tagged tweets, discarding all the retweets and publicity (and a huge thank-you to everyone who spread the word), we had 197 unique entries (grep saved my life).
Many of you posted very witty ‘historical’ paper summaries, but there were several who managed to squeeze their own papers into
It turned out to be quite an interesting social experiment, too. There were a number of themes, possibly the most popular being the structure of DNA (not surprising seeing as most of my twitfriends are at least vaguely biochemical). This from @SelectAgent was one of the best:
Physics, especially quantum mechanics, also featured heavily, and @pssalgado deserves a special mention for
Galileo was another favourite among physicists, @sciencebase almost scooping the prize with
Many entries had fun with Mendel; here’s @marymulv :
Stanley Milgram was the subject of a couple of tweets, @sciencebase again making me laugh with
Some of you are obviously budding behavioural psychologists, as Pavlov’s famous experiment also attracted a lot of attention? My favourite? @enniscath ’s
But there can be only one winner, I’ve decided. For his poetic take on Watson & Crick’s structure of DNA, and for a smart paper of his own, the winner of the #sci140 competition is…
The winning entries from Cameron are
A bag full of f1000 goodies will be winging its way to him very shortly.
Mad props to Cameron, and a big thank you to everyone who participated. It was such good fun, I rather think we might run something like this again. Keep an eye on @f1000 on Twitter for the next one. The full list of #sci140 entries are below the fold.