Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-Feb-19 15:22 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 10 followers (average):

A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone https://t.co/X5je2Z7GwL pic.twitter.com/saOhT2khze

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) February 12, 2017

2. One retweet per 22 followers (average):

Why Bannon is more of an empowered troll than a master manipulator https://t.co/YFxAyE1toR pic.twitter.com/66qGfrXYQ4

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) February 16, 2017

3. One retweet per 26 followers (average):

ScienceDebate has partnered w @ScienceMarchDC! Can't get to DC on 4/22? An interactive map of sister marches https://t.co/KxFMZwk2C9

— Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_) February 15, 2017

4. One retweet per 27 followers (average):

GOP supervillainy, cont.: TN bill proposes to classify children born via artificial insemination as "illegitimate." https://t.co/0SKWnqQ9Dm

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) February 12, 2017

5. One retweet per 35 followers (average):

Today in men: basketball shorts https://t.co/dcG0cUu6Z6 pic.twitter.com/3jP91SfAMm

— Elizabeth Lopatto (@mslopatto) February 17, 2017

6. One retweet per 69 followers (average):

And yet, in the Senate, where he has a vote, @SenJohnMcCain has backed Trump at every opportunity. https://t.co/cqDryPWuQ4

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) February 17, 2017

7. One retweet per 70 followers (average):

Website for IDEA, which grants all disabled kids a "free and appropriate" public education, disappears under DeVos. https://t.co/lPZQNCEiVX

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) February 11, 2017

8. One retweet per 73 followers (average):

What time is the Superb Owl? https://t.co/Oy9oirSfGw pic.twitter.com/EkuaYyUMuG

— Elizabeth Lopatto (@mslopatto) February 5, 2017

9. One retweet per 87 followers (average):

Omarosa physically threated veteran WH reporter, says Trump officials are collecting "dossiers" on journalists. https://t.co/8xpmO7x0OZ

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) February 14, 2017

10. One retweet per 87 followers (average):

"We can’t deny the reality that things are changing and they are changing fast.” Antarctic sea ice low @ChrisCMooney https://t.co/3cIjfNN7H4

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) February 16, 2017

11. One retweet per 89 followers (average):

congressman roasted by tiny child https://t.co/KiOzZZbl6b

— Elizabeth Lopatto (@mslopatto) February 10, 2017

12. One retweet per 91 followers (average):

“His masturbatory reveries” is a not a term I recall from NYT coverage of earlier U.S. Presidents. @FrankBruni https://t.co/74ZqtowDM5

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) February 5, 2017

13. One retweet per 106 followers (average):

For #SuperBowl: Falcons are not related to hawks. They are carnivorous, predatory PARROTS. Convergent evolution FTW https://t.co/cqaDOrCrNz

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) February 5, 2017

14. One retweet per 106 followers (average):

Betsy DeVos has been confirmed despite "a lack of familiarity w public schools & laws meant to protect students" https://t.co/ah3DSTErDe

— Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_) February 7, 2017

15. One retweet per 110 followers (average):

Trump Administration Sued For Delaying Endangered Species Protection For Bees https://t.co/YZtdhq85G9

— Peter Aldhous (@paldhous) February 14, 2017

16. One retweet per 114 followers (average):

Brilliant interview by Garry Kasparov on the necessity of stopping autocrats like Trump early. https://t.co/Z1dyO6yPJ2

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) February 12, 2017

17. One retweet per 115 followers (average):

A reminder that neutron stars exist and are one of the most mind-blowing, preposterous objects in the known universe https://t.co/3gQoWkPtfn

— Aatish Bhatia (@aatishb) February 12, 2017

18. One retweet per 118 followers (average):

"Give them a chance." Pffft. https://t.co/a8ygmjQkTZ pic.twitter.com/T8giNqeWGZ

— Beatrice Biologist (@beatricebiology) February 15, 2017

19. One retweet per 129 followers (average):

We could probably park a probe around Alpha Centauri with near-future tech, provided we are okay waiting 150+ years: https://t.co/ljCoUq7boV

— Lee Billings (@LeeBillings) February 6, 2017

20. One retweet per 131 followers (average):

Inasmuch as each Trump thing distracts from another Trump thing, I feel Nordstrom is meant to distract from this: https://t.co/qvRgCpGcHe

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) February 8, 2017