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

Updated: 2017-May-11 12:33 UTC. Listed feeds: 63. 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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40.profile imagePaul Raeburn

Journalist, author, podcaster. Passionate about journalism.
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,982 60.9%
57.profile imageAmos Zeeberg

Freelance science and technology journalist. No job is too big; no fee is too big.
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
2,582 58.3%
75.profile imageCurtis Brainard

@SciAm Digital Content Manager | President @WFSJ
New York
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2015-Aug-30)
3,385 54.3%
81.profile imageColin Schultz

News editor @HakaiMagazine. Pitch me a story: Someone doing something for a reason. Don't pitch me press releases. [email protected]
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
4,862 53.0%
92.profile imageAzeen Ghorayshi

science reporter @BuzzFeedNews // fairly certain I've watched more fly sex than you // email me [email protected]
6 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
4,933 51.0%
93.profile imageCharles Choi

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, 3 mos on Twitter
3,538 51.0%
99.profile imageAmanda Moon

Director of the Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux book imprint; Senior Editor, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
6 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,323 50.3%
104.profile imagesimon frantz

Managing Editor, Features BBC.com. Formerly: @BBC_Future, @nobelprize, @NatRevDrugDisc. Views expressed are my own.
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
3,900 49.7%
115.profile image(((Philip Yam)))

Science editor, writer. Editor-in-Chief, Simons Foundation & President, AAJA-NY. Former @SciAm managing editor. Book author. My views
New York
8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,040 48.3%
116.profile imageFred Guterl

Journalist, writer, editor @NYTMag (interim), former exec editor @sciam, former @newsweek editor, author of Fate of the Species.
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,002 48.3%
122.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, 2 mos on Twitter
2,425 47.7%
123.profile imageSiri Carpenter

Freelance writer and editor, co-founder of @open_notebook, runner, bicyclist, reader, form-filler-outer.
Madison, Wisconsin
8 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
2,359 47.7%
125.profile imageTim De Chant

Science journalism for the public good at @NOVApbs and @PerSquareMile.
Cambridge, MA
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,257 47.0%
129.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, 2 mos on Twitter
3,311 46.4%
133.profile imageUndark Magazine

Truth, Beauty, Science.
Cambridge, MA
1 yr, 7 mos on Twitter
4,833 45.7%
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
6 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
3,687 45.7%
135.profile imageCharles Seife

Journalist, author, NYU professor, debunker of 'alternative facts'
New York City
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,838 45.7%
138.profile imageSusannah Locke

Special projects editor @voxdotcom, formerly @PopSci, blogger of Star Trek haikus. [email protected]
8 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,989 45.0%
139.profile imageErin Podolak

Science Writer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lehigh University and UW-Madison alum. Polar Bear enthusiast.
Boston, MA
6 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
2,930 45.0%
140.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, 3 mos on Twitter
2,658 45.0%
151.profile imageCharlie Petit

Founding writer for Knight Science Journalism Tracker, freelancer, ex-newspaperman, not too smart but interested in every direction.
Berkeley CA
6 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
1,725 44.4%
156.profile imageClifton Wiens

Then: Nat Geo. Now: Series on Mosley & fascists in post-WWII London & creator drama set in 1876 Wash DC (in development). Modern times, as it were.
Instagram clifton_wiens
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,943 43.7%
164.profile imageDavid Harris

science+art+design+journalism+books+words (Editor of Journal of Brief Ideas. Previously editor of symmetry magazine, PNAS magazine section)
Brisbane, Australia
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,990 43.0%
179.profile imageBrendan Borrell

Correspondent @outsidemagazine Also writing for Businessweek, Nature, National Geographic, etc.
Los Angeles, CA
8 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,026 41.7%
180.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.
6 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,468 41.7%
186.profile imageAnn Finkbeiner

Science writer whose current job is to write whatever I can get an assignment to write.
7 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,000 41.1%
187.profile imageJamie Shreeve

Deputy Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Washington DC and Bellport NY
6 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
1,643 41.1%
190.profile imageDoug Main

senior writer @Newsweek. i cover science & things wild/extraordinary & little-known. i like ampersands. douglasmain @ gmail
New York, NY
7 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,344 40.4%
191.profile imageJohn Matson

words about code @datadoghq
Nevada City, CA
8 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,432 40.4%
192.profile imageJessica Morrison

phd / reporter / experimentalist / projects / type a / maker / southern af / @fillerwriter fangirl / more tk
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,397 40.4%
193.profile imageDavid Corcoran

Associate director
[email protected]
7 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,179 40.4%
204.profile imageBrian Mossop

Account Director at Republic Publishing. @wired alum. Former neuroscientist. I love data.
San Francisco, CA
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
4,820 39.7%
205.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.
Planet Earth, and Proud of It
8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,752 39.7%
206.profile imageVeronique Greenwood

Odds and ends, bric-a-brac, scientific paraphernalia. Writer for BBC Future, The New York Times Magazine, and others.
The Pearl River Delta
7 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,734 39.7%
207.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, 2 mos on Twitter
2,177 39.7%
209.profile imageEli Kintisch

Correspondent, Science mag. Author, Hack the Planet. RT =/= endorsement
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,457 39.1%
216.profile imageJeremy Hsu

Science journalist in NYC. Backchannel, Discover Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Scientific American, Wired.com. Future Talk anchor.fm/s/a0c56c
New York, NY
7 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
3,489 38.4%
217.profile imageKendra Snyder

Science publicist for @AMNH and aspiring novelist. Views expressed here are my own.
New York, NY
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
1,574 38.4%
223.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
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,728 37.7%
224.profile imageMary Carmichael

Journalist turned catalyst, working at @broadinstitute to spur the use of human genomics in medicine. Rationally exuberant. Ex- @Newsweek @BostonGlobe @KSJatMIT
Boston, MA
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
4,283 37.7%
225.profile imageElizabeth Preston

Freelance science writer and blogger for @DiscoverMag @TheAtlantic @statnews and others. Former editor of MUSE magazine for kids. Aspiring cephalopod.
5 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,791 37.7%
226.profile imageMike Lemonick

I'm the Opinion Editor for Scientific American. I also write books
Princeton, NJ
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,408 37.7%
227.profile imageapoorva mandavilli

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

8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
2,015 37.7%
230.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, 4 mos on Twitter
3,873 37.1%
231.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, 1 mo on Twitter
2,793 37.1%
246.profile imageLiza Gross

Journalist covering #health & #environment. Editor, PLOS Biology. Facts matter. Science is real. #FERN Send tips: [email protected]
San Francisco
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,949 36.4%
247.profile imageMichael Balter

Writer/reporter covers anthro/mental health/sexual harassment. Former NYU journo prof. Recent story: sapiens.org/archaeology/ch…
Paris, New York and Santa Fe
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,250 36.4%
248.profile imageMarissa Fessenden

Science journalist & illustrator. 💖s 🏔️ Seen at @smithsonianmag, @sciam, @spectrum, @BiPiSci, & elsewhere. #queer, #scienceart (psst: @[email protected])
Bozeman, MT
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,368 36.4%
254.profile imageDavid Despain

Bipedal primate with opposable thumbs who eats, walks, runs, and writes (or tweets) about these experiences.
Gilbert, AZ
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
3,718 35.8%
255.profile imageSophie Bushwick

Science writer, podcast & video producer, hot sauce taste-tester. Also Senior Editor at @PopSci
New York, NY
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,764 35.8%
256.profile imageFrancie Diep

Science journalist, staff writer @PacificStand, appreciator of prose in all forms
Santa Barbara, CA
6 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
2,674 35.8%
257.profile imageRebecca Boyle 🌌

Freelance writer @TheAtlantic @newscientist @FiveThirtyEight @PopSci @aeonmag etc. Chronicler of night & its inhabitants. Mars & 🌒polemicist. Ad astra.
Saint Louis, MO
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
2,564 35.8%
258.profile imagePaul Raeburn-Tracker

Tracking medical journalism.
Manhattan, NY
7 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,286 35.8%
270.profile imageSarah Webb

writer, editor, PhD chemist, science cafe organizer, potter. Contributor to The Science Writers' Handbook: pitchpublishprosper.com
Chattanooga, TN
8 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,173 35.1%
271.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
6 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,005 35.1%
272.profile imageRobert Irion

Director, Science Communication Program, UC Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, CA
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
1,451 35.1%
276.profile imageSarah Zielinski

Managing editor, Science News for Students. Wild Things blogger at Science News.
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
3,958 34.4%
277.profile imagekeith kloor

freelance journalist, hockey dad, urban dweller, arc of history watcher
New York City
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
3,786 34.4%
278.profile imageRuth Francis

Communications Director at @F1000 Tweets are my own opinion.
London, England
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,081 34.4%
279.profile imageKatharine Gammon

Science writer for mags and web, covering environment/health/innovation/wildlife/babies. Returned Peace Corps volunteer. Rider of animals. Beach lover.
Santa Monica, CA
7 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,130 34.4%
280.profile imageVictoria Jaggard

Online science editor @NatGeoMag. Space fan, gaming geek, goth fashionista, Navy brat. Pitch me: victoria dot jaggard at natgeo dot com
Washington, DC
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
1,998 34.4%
290.profile imageMark Changizi

Theoretical neurobiologist, changizi.com . Co-founder, o2amp.com . Director of Human Cognition, 2ai.org
Columbus, OH and St Thomas, VI
7 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
4,216 33.8%
291.profile imageKSJ at MIT

We are the Knight Science Journalism Program at @MIT • Director @deborahblum • https://t.co/aujUxHaRK5
Cambridge, MA
4 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,366 33.8%