Over the weekend, the hashtag #IAmAScientistBecause started trending on Twitter, filled with revelations from real-life scientists about why they do what they do. And it's probably our favourite Twitter trend since #YesAllWomen - mostly because it highlights the frequently overlooked humans behind the endeavours of science.

Scrolling through the tweets, it's obvious that there's more to being a researcher than being logical, inquisitive and good at what you do - most do science because they simply can't not do it.

Over on Storify, Michael Halpern has put together a great list of some of his favourite Tweets on the hashtag, and we decided to put together our own below. Read and get inspired.