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

Updated: 2017-Aug-17 14:24 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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38.profile imagePaul Raeburn

Journalist. Author. Producer, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. Passionate about journalism. Excited about comedy.
New York, NY
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
4,027 58.9%
63.profile imageAmos Zeeberg

Freelance science and technology journalist. No job is too big; no fee is too big.
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,592 55.4%
72.profile imageCurtis Brainard

@SciAm Digital Content Manager | President @WFSJ
New York
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2015-Aug-30)
3,354 53.0%
85.profile imageColin Schultz

News editor @HakaiMagazine. Pitch me a story: Someone doing something for a reason. Don't pitch me press releases. [email protected]
8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,940 50.6%
95.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, 6 mos on Twitter
3,585 49.4%
102.profile imagesimon frantz

Managing Editor, Features BBC.com. Formerly: @BBC_Future, @nobelprize, @NatRevDrugDisc. Views expressed are my own.
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,897 48.2%
106.profile imageAmanda Moon

Director of the Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux book imprint; Senior Editor, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
4,369 47.6%
115.profile imageFred Guterl

Journalist @NYTMag, former exec editor @sciam, ex @newsweek editor. Author, Fate of the Species
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
4,073 46.4%
118.profile imageSiri Carpenter

Freelance writer and editor, co-founder of @open_notebook, runner, bicyclist, reader, form-filler-outer.
Madison, Wisconsin
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,439 45.8%
122.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, 4 mos on Twitter
4,104 45.2%
123.profile imageTim De Chant

Science journalism for the public good at @NOVApbs and @PerSquareMile.
Cambridge, MA
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,295 45.2%
127.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, 5 mos on Twitter
2,453 44.6%
133.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, 8 mos on Twitter
3,826 44.0%
134.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, 5 mos on Twitter
3,393 44.0%
135.profile imageCharles Seife

Journalist, author, NYU professor, debunker of 'alternative facts'
New York City
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,943 44.0%
138.profile imageSusannah Locke

Special projects editor @voxdotcom, formerly @PopSci, blogger of Star Trek haikus. [email protected]ox.com
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,051 43.5%
148.profile imageErin Podolak

Science Writer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lehigh University and UW-Madison alum. Polar Bear enthusiast.
Boston, MA
6 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,991 42.9%
157.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, 9 mos on Twitter
1,751 42.3%
161.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, 6 mos on Twitter
2,659 41.7%
166.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, 10 mos on Twitter
3,936 41.1%
167.profile imageBrendan Borrell

Correspondent @outsidemagazine Also writing for Businessweek, Nature, National Geographic, etc.
Los Angeles, CA
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
3,091 41.1%
178.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, 11 mos on Twitter
4,040 40.5%
179.profile imageAnn Finkbeiner

Science writer whose current job is to write whatever I can get an assignment to write.
7 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
2,052 40.5%
189.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, 11 mos on Twitter
2,502 39.3%
190.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, 5 mos on Twitter
2,248 39.3%
191.profile imageJamie Shreeve

Deputy Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Washington DC and Bellport NY
6 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
1,660 39.3%
197.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, 4 mos on Twitter
3,766 38.7%
203.profile imageDoug Main

senior writer @Newsweek. i cover science & things wild/extraordinary & little-known. i like ampersands. douglasmain @ gmail
New York, NY
8 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
4,523 38.1%
204.profile imageEli Kintisch

Correspondent, Science mag. Author, Hack the Planet. RT =/= endorsement
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
3,490 38.1%
205.profile imageJohn Matson

words about code @datadoghq
Nevada City, CA
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,428 38.1%
206.profile imageDavid Corcoran

Associate director
[email protected]
7 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,195 38.1%
209.profile imageBrian Mossop

Account Director at Republic Publishing. @wired alum. Former neuroscientist. I love data.
San Francisco, CA
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,777 37.5%
210.profile imageRebecca Boyle 🌌

Freelance writer @TheAtlantic @newscientist @FiveThirtyEight @PopSci @aeonmag etc. Chronicler of night & its inhabitants. Martian. #eclipse2017 correspondent.
Saint Louis, MO
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,933 37.5%
211.profile imageJessica Morrison

phd / experiments / type a / ex-reporter / boxing yogi / southern af / @fillerwriter fangirl / more tk
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
2,434 37.5%
212.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, 4 mos on Twitter
2,078 37.5%
223.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, 0 mos on Twitter
4,261 36.3%
224.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, 7 mos on Twitter
2,824 36.3%
231.profile imageMike Lemonick

I'm the Opinion Editor for Scientific American. I also write books
Princeton, NJ
8 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,463 35.7%
239.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, 9 mos on Twitter
4,815 35.1%
240.profile imageLiza Gross

Journalist covering #health & #environment. Editor, PLOS Biology. Facts matter. Science is real. #FERN Send tips: [email protected]
San Francisco
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,999 35.1%
241.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, 8 mos on Twitter
3,574 35.1%
242.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
8 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
3,414 35.1%
243.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, 4 mos on Twitter
2,845 35.1%
244.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, 1 mo on Twitter
2,840 35.1%
245.profile imageKendra Snyder

Science publicist for @AMNH and aspiring novelist. Views expressed here are my own.
New York, NY
8 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
1,576 35.1%
256.profile imageDavid Despain

Science and health writer -- nutrition, exercise, fitness, food, nature, wildlife, the outdoors. Opinions are fault of microbes or gluten.
Gilbert, AZ
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
3,784 34.5%
257.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, 1 mo on Twitter
3,069 34.5%
258.profile imageFrancie Diep

Science journalist, staff writer @PacificStand, appreciator of prose in all forms
Santa Barbara, CA
6 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
2,810 34.5%
259.profile imageMarissa Fessenden

Science journalist & illustrator. πŸ’–s the πŸ”οΈ Seen at @smithsonianmag, @sciam, @spectrum, @naturenews & elsewhere. #queer, #scienceart
Bozeman, MT
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
2,379 34.5%
260.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, 1 mo on Twitter
2,187 34.5%
269.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, 7 mos on Twitter
3,994 33.9%
270.profile imageSophie Bushwick

Science writer, podcast & video producer, hot sauce taste-tester. Also Senior Editor at @PopSci
New York, NY
7 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
2,884 33.9%
271.profile imageRobert Irion

Director, Science Communication Program, UC Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz, CA
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
1,475 33.9%
277.profile imageSarah Webb

Writer, Editor, PhD chemist, Science cafe organizer, Potter, Contributor to The Science Writers' Handbook: pitchpublishprosper.com
Chattanooga, TN
8 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,239 33.3%
278.profile imageRoxanne Khamsi

journalist and biology sleuth | writing in @NYTMag @SciAm @Slate @Newsweek & more | chief news editor at @NatureMedicine | lecturer at @stonybrooku
New York
7 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,531 33.3%
279.profile imagePaul Raeburn-Tracker

Tracking medical journalism.
Manhattan, NY
6 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2016-Jun-17)
2,267 33.3%
291.profile imageSarah Zielinski

Managing editor, Science News for Students. Wild Things blogger at Science News.
Washington, DC
8 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
4,043 32.7%
292.profile imagekeith kloor

freelance journalist, hockey dad, urban dweller, arc of history watcher
New York City
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,831 32.7%
298.profile imageMark Changizi

Theoretical neurobiologist, changizi.com . Co-founder, o2amp.com . Director of Human Cognition, 2ai.org
Columbus, OH and St Thomas, VI
8 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,206 32.1%
299.profile imageRuth Francis

Communications Director at @F1000 Tweets are my own opinion.
London, England
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,068 32.1%
300.profile imageGeorge Johnson

Two time winner of the AAAS Science Journalism Prize for my work in @nytimes. Author of Fire in the Mind, The Cancer Chronicles and seven other books.
Santa Fe
7 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
2,534 32.1%