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

Updated: 2017-Oct-19 15:15 UTC. Listed feeds: 61. 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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43.profile imagePaul Raeburn

Journalist. Author. Producer, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. Passionate about journalism. Excited about comedy.
New York, NY
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
4,029 57.8%
64.profile imageAmos Zeeberg

Freelance science and technology journalist. No job is too big; no fee is too big.
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,616 54.3%
79.profile imageCurtis Brainard

@SciAm Digital Content Manager | President @WFSJ
New York
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2015-Aug-30)
3,352 50.9%
91.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, 8 mos on Twitter
3,650 49.7%
108.profile imageAmanda Moon

Director of the Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux book imprint; Senior Editor, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. @fsgbooks
6 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
4,405 46.8%
109.profile imagesimon frantz

Managing Editor, Features BBC.com. Formerly: @BBC_Future, @nobelprize, @NatRevDrugDisc. Views expressed are my own.
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,913 46.8%
114.profile imageFred Guterl

Journalist, editor, formerly @sciam, @newsweek. Author, Fate of the Species
9 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,075 46.2%
123.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, 6 mos on Twitter
4,137 45.1%
124.profile imageTim De Chant

Science journalism for the public good at @NOVApbs and @PerSquareMile.
Cambridge, MA
7 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
3,298 45.1%
125.profile imageSiri Carpenter

Freelance writer and editor, co-founder of @open_notebook, runner, bicyclist, reader, form-filler-outer.
Madison, Wisconsin
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,487 45.1%
128.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, 10 mos on Twitter
3,905 44.5%
129.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, 7 mos on Twitter
2,484 44.5%
138.profile imageCharles Seife

Journalist, author, NYU professor, debunker of 'alternative facts'
New York City
9 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
2,987 43.4%
144.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, 7 mos on Twitter
3,465 42.8%
150.profile imageSusannah Locke

Special projects editor @voxdotcom, formerly @PopSci, blogger of Star Trek haikus. [email protected]
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
4,093 42.2%
156.profile imageErin Podolak

Science Writer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lehigh University and UW-Madison alum. Polar Bear enthusiast.
Boston, MA
6 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,016 41.6%
157.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, 8 mos on Twitter
2,354 41.6%
162.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, 8 mos on Twitter
2,663 41.0%
163.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, 11 mos on Twitter
1,764 41.0%
170.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, 0 mos on Twitter
3,951 40.5%
182.profile imageBrendan Borrell

Correspondent @outsidemagazine Also writing for Businessweek, Nature, National Geographic, etc.
Los Angeles, CA
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,113 39.9%
183.profile imageAnn Finkbeiner

Science writer whose current job is to write whatever I can get an assignment to write.
7 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,116 39.9%
188.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, 1 mo on Twitter
4,062 39.3%
194.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
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
3,214 38.7%
195.profile imageJamie Shreeve

Deputy Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Washington DC and Bellport NY
6 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
1,671 38.7%
199.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, 1 mo on Twitter
2,542 38.2%
203.profile imageDoug Main

freelancer. i cover science & things wild/extraordinary & little-known. i like ampersands. douglasmain @ gmail. Contributing writer @Newsweek
Brooklyn, NY
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
4,599 37.6%
204.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, 6 mos on Twitter
3,763 37.6%
211.profile imageBrian Mossop

Account Director at Republic Publishing. @wired alum. Former neuroscientist. I love data.
San Francisco, CA
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,751 37.0%
212.profile imageEli Kintisch

Correspondent, Science mag. Author, Hack the Planet. RT =/= endorsement
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
3,519 37.0%
213.profile imageJohn Matson

words about code @datadoghq
Nevada City, CA
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,421 37.0%
220.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, 8 mos on Twitter
2,438 36.4%
221.profile imageDavid Corcoran

Associate director
[email protected]
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,227 36.4%
222.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, 6 mos on Twitter
2,118 36.4%
225.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, 3 mos on Twitter
2,498 35.8%
234.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
7 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
4,253 35.3%
235.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, 6 mos on Twitter
2,926 35.3%
236.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, 9 mos on Twitter
2,891 35.3%
243.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, 11 mos on Twitter
4,837 34.7%
244.profile imageMichael Balter

Writer for SciAm/SAPIENS/The Verge covers anthropology/mental health/sexual harassment. Former NYU journo prof.
Paris, New York and Santa Fe
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,491 34.7%
245.profile imageMike Lemonick

I'm the Opinion Editor for Scientific American. I also write books
Princeton, NJ
9 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
2,494 34.7%
254.profile imageLiza Gross

Journalist covering #health & #environment. Editor, PLOS Biology. Facts matter. Science is real. #FERN Send tips: [email protected]
San Francisco
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
4,040 34.1%
255.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, 9 mos on Twitter
4,029 34.1%
256.profile imageDavid Despain

Science and health writer -- nutrition, food science, medicine, athletics, nature, biology. Opinions are fault of microbes or gluten.
Gilbert, AZ
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,802 34.1%
257.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
7 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,638 34.1%
258.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, 4 mos on Twitter
3,153 34.1%
259.profile imageSophie Bushwick

Science writer, podcast & video producer, hot sauce taste-tester. Also Senior Editor at @PopSci
New York, NY
7 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,020 34.1%
260.profile imageFrancie Diep

Science journalist, staff writer @PacificStand, appreciator of prose in all forms
Santa Barbara, CA
6 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
2,888 34.1%
261.profile imageElizabeth Preston

Freelance science writer and blogger for @DiscoverMag @TheAtlantic @statnews and others. Former editor of MUSE magazine for kids. Aspiring cephalopod.
6 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,860 34.1%
262.profile imageMarissa Fessenden

Science journalist & illustrator 🏔️ Seen at @smithsonianmag, @sciam, @spectrum, @naturenews & elsewhere. #queer, #scienceart
Bozeman, MT
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,405 34.1%
263.profile imageKendra Snyder

Science publicist for @AMNH and aspiring novelist. Views expressed here are my own.
New York, NY
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
1,587 34.1%
271.profile imageSarah Webb

Writer, Editor, PhD chemist, Science cafe organizer, Potter, Contributor to The Science Writers' Handbook: pitchpublishprosper.com
Chattanooga, TN
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,270 33.5%
272.profile imageRobert Irion

Director Emeritus, Science Communication Program, UC Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, CA
8 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
1,488 33.5%
283.profile imagePaul Raeburn-Tracker

Tracking medical journalism.
Manhattan, NY
6 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2016-Jun-17)
2,259 32.9%
291.profile imagekeith kloor

freelance journalist, hockey dad, urban dweller, arc of history watcher
New York City
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,860 32.4%
292.profile imageNsikan Akpan

@NewsHour science producer & ScienceScope co-creator | PhD pathobiologist | YNWA | Alum @NPR @ScienceNews @NewsfromScience @Columbia
Washington DC
6 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
3,391 32.4%
293.profile imageR.S. 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, 0 mos on Twitter
2,629 32.4%
294.profile imageAmber Williams

Editor @nytimes
New York, NY
6 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
2,362 32.4%
295.profile imageErika Engelhaupt

Science writer and editor. For weird & gross science, check out my blog Gory Details @NatGeo.
Knoxville, TN
4 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,019 32.4%
298.profile imageSarah Zielinski

Managing editor, Science News for Students. Wild Things blogger at Science News.
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
4,094 31.8%
299.profile image(((Castelvecchi)))

Davide Castelvecchi covers physics, energy, cosmology, math and computer science @NatureNews. Opinions expressed are his own.
6 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
3,619 31.8%