Friday, July 27, 2012
A Neutron Walks Into A Bar
It's been almost a month since the Science 140 project finished collating tweets so we think it's time for an update.
Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who contributed to #Science140. The final tally was staggering with thousands of tweets (over 60,000 words worth!) written by hundreds of contributors. The team spent many hours intensely reading tweet after tweet trying to pick the best for the book. This was a difficult job considering the high quality of the submissions we received. Everyone certainly rose to the challenge of condensing complicated topics into bite-size science!
We are delighted to announce that we have secured a book deal and our first draft is now submitted. Inspired by #Science140 tweets, the title of the book is A Neutron Walks Into A Bar. All proceeds of the book are going to research into cystic fibrosis through our partners in the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.
A Neutron Walks Into A Bar will be published this October. We'll be keeping you up-to-date with news via this website and @Science140.
Thank you so much for making this project a success!
The Science 140 Team
Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Humphrey Jones, Maria Delaney & Paul O'Dwyer