Crowdsourcing science definitions

Forget long-winded, long-form, textbooks, essays and all that overblown background reading stuff! Science 140 is a new crowdsourcing social media project that hopes to collate science definitions andexplanations. As the name would suggest, each has to be 140 characters or fewer, tweet length, in other words.

“As well as definitions we also want people to explain how something works, why things are the way they are or what happens if etc. We want explanations from across the sciences, on topics including the human body, space & astronomy, genetics, particle physics, quantum mechanics, chemistry, food science and more. We want the explanations to be challenging yet accessible to all ages. Visit our ‘IDEAS & EXAMPLES’ page for more info.”