Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-Sep-25 12:57 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Professional Science Writers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Links in tweets originated by professional science writers in the past 14 days, ordered by retweets-per-follower averaged over each tweet of the link. Below, each link is presented in the context of the particular tweet with the highest retweets per follower.

1. One retweet per 23 followers (average):

At least a third of all women murdered in the US are killed by their male partners: https://t.co/rRCWJD0hLk

— Rose Eveleth 🚀 (@roseveleth) September 12, 2017

2. One retweet per 39 followers (average):

I wrote about a potentially major advance in the theoretical understanding of deep learning: https://t.co/jrRGubzuBs

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) September 21, 2017

3. One retweet per 46 followers (average):

My goodness, this shot of an Arctic fox https://t.co/rD1q7AneCZ pic.twitter.com/4MfQrxQ4uM

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) September 14, 2017

4. One retweet per 55 followers (average):

Stunning embarrassment to White House: Nicaragua will sign Paris Agreement, leaving only Syria, US as outliers. https://t.co/6J2hzb6toY

— Eric Roston (@eroston) September 20, 2017

5. One retweet per 60 followers (average):

meet Beelzebufo, a #dinosaur-eating frog w a bite force as great as a wolf's #frogs https://t.co/Q9hnO0fvCP pic.twitter.com/9ec2p5N9U5

— GrrlScientist (@GrrlScientist) September 21, 2017

6. One retweet per 68 followers (average):

‘If anyone can hear us … help.’ Puerto Rico’s mayors describe widespread devastation from Hurricane Maria https://t.co/bd81fpOBTL

— Carl Zimmer (@carlzimmer) September 24, 2017

7. One retweet per 85 followers (average):

Hand of Nine Different Mammals (1876) via @BioDivLibrary https://t.co/b1m8TzNuAx (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) #evolution #anatomy pic.twitter.com/VHdCL2gUE1

— Caitlin S(cientist) (@Paleophile) September 11, 2017

8. One retweet per 88 followers (average):

What a devastating paragraph https://t.co/o95MbQTsUu pic.twitter.com/az6cT8tDac

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) September 21, 2017

9. One retweet per 92 followers (average):

Women Illustrators In Natural History - Biodiversity Heritage Library @BioDivLibrary @Flickr album #sciart #nathist https://t.co/Lfx02fwfmN

— Caitlin S(cientist) (@Paleophile) September 11, 2017

10. One retweet per 99 followers (average):

The project of my summer just went live! Eight stories on the real-life effects of Trump's conservation budget cuts: https://t.co/cwKzBYbejx

— Hannah Waters (@hannahjwaters) September 14, 2017

11. One retweet per 129 followers (average):

I wrote about how thawing permafrost is affecting life in Alaska, and potentially, everywhere else https://t.co/2Lhjpd3nty

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) September 13, 2017

12. One retweet per 134 followers (average):

Everybody lawyer up--the fight over national monuments is going to be monumental. By @Eilperin https://t.co/OHDgdzZzZY

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) September 18, 2017

13. One retweet per 135 followers (average):

I have a great idea for cutting taxes: Stop Trump from billing us so much for officials staying at Mar-a-Lago. https://t.co/glMLsUgvws

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 15, 2017

14. One retweet per 138 followers (average):

Gorgeous: @sciencemagazine made a viz of all dead spacecraft in the solar system in honor of #cassinigrandfinale https://t.co/W4jsWN5kf5

— Lisa Grossman (@astrolisa) September 14, 2017

15. One retweet per 145 followers (average):

Study: Rivers Recover Faster Than Expected After Dam Removal @waterdeeply https://t.co/X7CGRURFhi

— John R Platt (@johnrplatt) September 11, 2017

16. One retweet per 147 followers (average):

EPA Pruitt’s 18-person security detail has caused special agents to be pulled off investigating environmental crimes https://t.co/m7ZkQT2t0B

— ADR (@ArielleDRoss) September 20, 2017

17. One retweet per 151 followers (average):

Non-coding DNA is so crafty... https://t.co/CLjvFgSCXn pic.twitter.com/n8b8X8Z5ox

— Beatrice Biologist (@beatricebiology) September 13, 2017

18. One retweet per 155 followers (average):

If a party with no majority and no moral authority can grab this much power, democracy needs reforming. URGENTLY. https://t.co/XVwIHOSq0R

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) September 13, 2017

19. One retweet per 157 followers (average):

The IUCN declared the Christmas Island pipistrelle bat #extinct this week. Efforts to save it failed in 2009: https://t.co/9Z8h2sY68Y

— John R Platt (@johnrplatt) September 15, 2017

20. One retweet per 178 followers (average):

The sun is flaring up, even though it's supposed to be going to sleep. Some solar physicists think they know why.https://t.co/aJ4fACYEib

— Lisa Grossman (@astrolisa) September 11, 2017