(Readers’ Pick) Think of Joe Hanson as a geeky Batman. (Or maybe Robin.) In his own words, he is a “Ph.D. student/scientist by day, Tumblr science guy by night.” His mission: to share fascinating science stories with the denizens of the Internet. Since April 2010, he has been exploring the far-out aspects of space, biology and technology, stopping every now and then to answer reader questions.
It makes for one of the most easily digestible and entertaining science blogs out there. “I just want to keep reaching more people, teaching more people and being in awe of science along with everyone else,” Hanson says. “That, and maybe becoming Neil deGrasse Tyson’s superhero sidekick.”