Professional Science Writers' Favorite Twitter Feeds (under 5,000 followers)

Updated: 2017-Dec-07 16:43 UTC. Listed feeds: 59. A feed's score is the percentage of Professional Science Writers on Twitter following it. Switch to collage. Remove 5,000-follower restriction. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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44.profile imagePaul Raeburn

Journalist. Author. Producer, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. Passionate about journalism. Excited about comedy.
New York, NY
9 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
4,014 56.6%
62.profile imageAmos Zeeberg

Freelance science and technology journalist. No job is too big; no fee is too big.
9 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
2,615 53.7%
81.profile imageCharles Choi šŸš€

I write about what happens at the edge of the world as we know it -- the area lying between the unknown and the impossible.
6 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,693 49.7%
82.profile imageCurtis Brainard

@SciAm Digital Content Manager | President @WFSJ
New York
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2015-Aug-30)
3,350 49.7%
108.profile imagesimon frantz

Managing Editor, Features BBC.com. Formerly: @BBC_Future, @nobelprize, @NatRevDrugDisc. Views expressed are my own.
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,909 46.3%
111.profile imageAmanda Moon

Director, Scientific American/Farrar, Straus & Giroux; Senior Editor, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Senior Editor, Novel Graphics. @fsgbooks
7 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
4,406 45.7%
112.profile imageFred Guterl

Journalist, editor, formerly @sciam, @newsweek, @nytmag, @discovermag, @ieeespectrum. Author, Fate of the Species
9 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,067 45.7%
119.profile imageTim De Chant

Science journalism for the public good at @NOVApbs and @PerSquareMile.
Cambridge, MA
8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,327 44.6%
124.profile imagePhilip Yam

Science editor, writer. Editor-in-Chief, Simons Foundation & President, AAJA-NY. Former @SciAm managing editor. Book author. My views
New York
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,182 44.0%
125.profile imageSiri Carpenter

Freelance writer and editor, co-founder of @open_notebook, runner, bicyclist, reader, form-filler-outer.
Madison, Wisconsin
9 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
2,548 44.0%
131.profile imageRobin Marantz Henig

Science journalist, immediate past prez of NASW @sciencewriters, co-author with my daughter @scootes of TWENTYSOMETHING bit.ly/YRkv3V
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,496 43.4%
134.profile imageAmy Maxmen

Journalist covering evolution, biotech and everything in between for Nature. Former freelancer at Newsweek, NY Times, Wired and other outlets. Views are my own.
East Bay/Cali
7 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
4,000 42.9%
135.profile imageErik Vance

Easily distracted science writer. Writer of magazine stories and author of the book Suggestible You with National Geographic.
Mexico City
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,583 42.9%
141.profile imageCharles Seife

Journalist, author, NYU professor, debunker of 'alternative facts'
New York City
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,033 42.3%
153.profile imageCassandra Willyard

Freelance science writer in Madison, WI. I love long walks, sunsets, and infectious diseases. The more neglected, the better.
Madison, WI
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,456 41.1%
160.profile imageSusannah Locke

Special projects editor @voxdotcom, formerly @PopSci, blogger of Star Trek haikus. [email protected]
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
4,123 40.6%
170.profile imageErin Podolak

Science Writer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lehigh University and UW-Madison alum. Polar Bear enthusiast.
Boston, MA
6 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,021 40.0%
171.profile imageAnn Finkbeiner

Science writer whose current job is to write whatever I can get an assignment to write.
7 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,204 40.0%
176.profile imageClifton Wiens

Then: Nat Geo. Now: I walk. I write. Drama set in 1876 Wash DC in development. Modern times, as it were.
Instagram clifton_wiens
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,932 39.4%
177.profile imageJennifer Bogo

Science journalist. Penguin enthusiast. Fan of Mars habitats but think Earth is worth saving. Deputy editor at @audubonmag. Formerly orbited @popsci @popmech.
New York
6 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,658 39.4%
179.profile imageDavid Harris

science+art+design+journalism+books+words (Editor of Journal of Brief Ideas: briefideas.org. Previously editor of various science magazines.)
Brisbane, Australia
9 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
4,054 38.9%
180.profile imageCharlie Petit

Founding writer for Knight Science Journalism Tracker, freelancer, ex-newspaperman, not too smart but interested in every direction.
Berkeley CA
7 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
1,756 38.9%
192.profile imageRebecca Boyle

Writer. Often @TheAtlantic @newscientist @FiveThirtyEight & etc. Chronicler of night & its inhabitants. Reporting on Earth, Mars, the moon, the sun, & history.
Saint Louis, MO
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,361 38.3%
193.profile imageBrendan Borrell

Correspondent @outsidemagazine Also writing for Businessweek, Nature, National Geographic, etc.
Los Angeles, CA
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
3,184 38.3%
194.profile imageJamie Shreeve

Deputy Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Washington DC and Bellport NY
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
1,678 38.3%
202.profile imageJennifer Frazer

Freelance science writer, blogger at The Artful Amoeba for Scientific American, Under-Loved Lifeform Enthusiast, and poker/prodder of misc. slimy things.
Colorado's Front Range
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,774 37.1%
203.profile imageAnna Kuchment

The Dallas Morning News science writer, Scientific American editor, and author of The Forgotten Cure (Copernicus Books; 2012), about phages. Views are my own.
7 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,568 37.1%
208.profile imageBrian Mossop

Account Director at Republic Publishing. @wired alum. Former neuroscientist. I love data.
San Francisco, CA
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2016-Nov-23)
4,731 36.6%
209.profile imageDoug Main

writer. journalist. i cover science & things wild/extraordinary & little-known. i like ampersands. douglasmain @ gmail
Brooklyn, NY
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
4,612 36.6%
210.profile imageEli Kintisch

Correspondent, Science mag. Author, Hack the Planet. RT =/= endorsement
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,518 36.6%
218.profile imageJessica Morrison

Hey, it's Jessica. You know what to do. Leave a message, and I'll call you back.
Washington, DC via Tennessee
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,455 36.0%
219.profile imageJohn Matson

words about code @datadoghq
Nevada City, CA
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
2,416 36.0%
220.profile imageDavid Corcoran

Associate director
[email protected]
7 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,229 36.0%
224.profile imageVeronique Greenwood

Odds and ends, bric-a-brac, scientific paraphernalia. Writer for BBC Future, The New York Times Magazine, and others.
7 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
3,042 35.4%
225.profile imageapoorva mandavilli

award-winning science journalist, founding editor and EIC of @Spectrum, co-founder of @CultureDish, former NYU adjunct faculty, travel enthusiast, Mom

8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,172 35.4%
231.profile imageVictoria Jaggard

Senior science editor @NatGeo. Space fan, gaming geek, goth fashionista, Navy brat. Pitch me: victoria dot jaggard at natgeo dot com
Washington, DC
7 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,590 34.9%
239.profile imageMary Carmichael

Journalist turned catalyst; Director of Academic Affairs at @broadinstitute. Rationally exuberant. Current @MIT_EMBA, ex- @Newsweek @BostonGlobe @KSJatMIT.
Boston, MA
7 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
4,254 34.3%
240.profile imagePeter Edmonds

Work in astronomy publicity after surviving an astrophysics PhD & postdocs. Interested in science & scicomm. Opinions are mine & RTs aren't always endorsements.
5 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
4,030 34.3%
241.profile imageMichael Balter

Writer for SciAm/SAPIENS/The Verge covers anthropology/mental health/sexual harassment. Former NYU journo prof.
Just returned to USA from 29 yrs exile in Europe
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,556 34.3%
242.profile imageKendra Snyder

Science publicist for @AMNH and aspiring novelist. Views expressed here are my own.
New York, NY
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
1,593 34.3%
249.profile imageJennifer Welsh

Editor in chief @wonderhowto. Strange and Snarky. Good-weird. I love: cats, science, curly hair, red lipstick, and feminists. Formerly: @techinsider @bi_science
New York, NY
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,874 33.7%
250.profile imageDavid Despain

Science and health writer -- nutrition, food science, exercise, nature, the outdoors, and biology. Opinions fault of microbes or gluten.
Arizona, USA
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,816 33.7%
251.profile imageJeremy Hsu

Journalist growing in Brooklyn. Backchannel, Discover Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Scientific American, Wired.com. Watching for trends. Not a product reviewer.
New York, NY
8 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
3,679 33.7%
252.profile imageSophie Bushwick

Science writer, podcast & video producer, hot sauce taste-tester. Also Senior Editor at @PopSci
New York, NY
7 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,086 33.7%
253.profile imageHelen Pearson

Chief Magazine Editor for Nature magazine, reporter, writer, mum of 3 boys. Author of book The Life Project, published 2016.
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,968 33.7%
254.profile imageFrancie Diep

Science journalist, staff writer @PacificStand, appreciator of prose in all forms
Santa Barbara, CA
7 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
2,953 33.7%
255.profile imageMike Lemonick

I'm the Opinion Editor for Scientific American. I also write books
Princeton, NJ
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,502 33.7%
268.profile imageLiza Gross

Journalist covering #health & #environment. Editor, PLOS Biology. Facts matter. Science is real. #FERN Send tips: [email protected]
San Francisco
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,142 33.1%
269.profile imageElizabeth Preston

Writer of sciencey stuff for @DiscoverMag @TheAtlantic, silly stuff for @mcsweeneys @thehairpin, etc. Former editor of MUSE mag for kids. Aspiring cephalopod.
6 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
2,891 33.1%
277.profile imageSarah Webb

Writer, Editor, PhD chemist, Science cafe organizer, Potter, Contributor to The Science Writers' Handbook: pitchpublishprosper.com
Chattanooga, TN
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
3,299 32.6%
278.profile imageMollie Bloudoff-Inde

Freelance journalist. Science aficionado. Antarctica traveler. @Columbiajourn @UCberkeley @UniofOxford Loves em dashes, '80s music y la selva [email protected]
Washington, DC
7 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
3,273 32.6%
279.profile imageMarissa Fessenden

Science journalist & illustrator who loves the šŸ”ļø Seen at @smithsonianmag, @sciam, @spectrum, @naturenews & elsewhere. Also #queer! And šŸ’šs #scienceart
Bozeman, MT
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,421 32.6%
280.profile imageRobert Irion

Freelance journalist, educator. Director emeritus, Science Communication Program, UC Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, CA
8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
1,536 32.6%
288.profile imageDavide Castelvecchi

Davide Castelvecchi covers physics, energy, cosmology, math and computer science @NatureNews. Opinions expressed are his own.
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,659 32.0%
289.profile imageRoxanne Khamsi

journalist who pipetted | writing in @NYTMag @SciAm @Slate @Newsweek & more | chief news editor at @NatureMedicine | lecturer at @stonybrooku | EAB @TEDMED
New York
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,700 32.0%
297.profile imageSarah Zielinski

Managing editor, Science News for Students. Wild Things blogger at Science News.
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
4,151 31.4%
298.profile imageCaleb Scharf

Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University. Blog at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Zoomable Universe, The Copernicus Complex, Gravity's Engines...
New York
7 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
3,941 31.4%
299.profile imagekeith kloor

freelance journalist, hockey dad, urban dweller, arc of history watcher
New York City
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,864 31.4%
300.profile imageNsikan Akpan

@NewsHour science producer & ScienceScope co-creator | PhD pathobiologist | YNWA | Alum @NPR @ScienceNews @NewsfromScience @Columbia
Washington DC
6 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,454 31.4%