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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
@praeburn


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
@tdechant


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


Science editor, writer. Editor-in-Chief, Simons Foundation & President, AAJA-NY. Former @SciAm managing editor. Book author. My views
New York
amzn.to/1lfZdoR
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,182 44.0%
125.profile imageSiri Carpenter
@SiriCarpenter


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


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


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
amymaxmen.com
7 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
4,000 42.9%
135.profile imageErik Vance
@erikvance


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
@jenbogo


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
@physicsdavid


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


Founding writer for Knight Science Journalism Tracker, freelancer, ex-newspaperman, not too smart but interested in every direction.
Berkeley CA
ksjtracker.mit.edu
7 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
1,756 38.9%
192.profile imageRebecca Boyle
@rboyle31


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


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


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
@JenniferFrazer


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
blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,774 37.1%
203.profile imageAnna Kuchment
@akuchment


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
@bmossop


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


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


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


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


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


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
@vmjaggard99


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


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


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
michaelbalter.com
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,556 34.3%
242.profile imageKendra Snyder
@kendrasnyder


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
@MicrobeLover


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
facebook.com/JenniferCWelsh
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,874 33.7%
250.profile imageDavid Despain
@daviddespain


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


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


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


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


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


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
@lizabio


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Managing editor, Science News for Students. Wild Things blogger at Science News.
Washington, DC
sarahzielinski.com
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
4,151 31.4%
298.profile imageCaleb Scharf
@caleb_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
calebscharf.com
7 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
3,941 31.4%
299.profile imagekeith kloor
@keithkloor


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


@NewsHour science producer & ScienceScope co-creator | PhD pathobiologist | YNWA | Alum @NPR @ScienceNews @NewsfromScience @Columbia
Washington DC
pbs.org/newshour/tag/sā€¦
6 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,454 31.4%