Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-Jun-25 12:51 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 20 followers (average):

SPOOKY: An A.I. developed its own language without being asked to https://t.co/tJgDITLeRN pic.twitter.com/3LxC5bTrlJ

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) June 15, 2017

2. One retweet per 29 followers (average):

Love that the NYT compendium of Trump lies starts out with a dry John Kerry reference https://t.co/fKrJKWdxPA pic.twitter.com/hrHVpDTAJc

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) June 24, 2017

3. One retweet per 59 followers (average):

Sessions' relieved grin when McCain cuts off @KamalaHarris is all of white privilege in a single facial expression. https://t.co/LyQeaxz61A

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 13, 2017

4. One retweet per 59 followers (average):

Trump's America: Only Dem candidate for mayor of Binghamton NY pulls out after death threats against wife and kids. https://t.co/7Avs5IJJlF

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 12, 2017

5. One retweet per 74 followers (average):

Fat is fat. Stop trusting pseudoscience pushed on you by people trying to make money. https://t.co/LmOcIf3mRp

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) June 16, 2017

6. One retweet per 77 followers (average):

New calculations unexpectedly tie together two conjectures about gravity, the mystery force. My story: https://t.co/j9CMRFqhnU

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) June 20, 2017

7. One retweet per 90 followers (average):

Sobering look at the systematic devastation within the EPA https://t.co/zfulgVT0Xj via @rebleber

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) June 23, 2017

8. One retweet per 99 followers (average):

While anti-science reigns in US govt, China is using quantum physics to lay groundwork for 21st-century dominance. https://t.co/EUhNLyMAA6

— Lee Billings (@LeeBillings) June 15, 2017

9. One retweet per 110 followers (average):

Imagine if the President was doing secret real-estate deals worth tens of millions, hidden by shell companies. https://t.co/RQphtzc91F

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) June 15, 2017

10. One retweet per 114 followers (average):

NBC is hoping you'll celebrate Father's Day by watching a guy insist the Sandy Hook massacre of children was a hoax. https://t.co/VwnRDgsH6y

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 12, 2017

11. One retweet per 114 followers (average):

Orcas have turned into pirates who steal fish from boats https://t.co/kGMrPPl8a2 pic.twitter.com/DbciTj0H6N

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) June 20, 2017

12. One retweet per 125 followers (average):

President Who’s Accomplished Literally Nothing Calls Achievement “Record-Setting” https://t.co/4R3iKyilEY pic.twitter.com/dHGTsz6oDt

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) June 12, 2017

13. One retweet per 129 followers (average):

McCain's unhinged babbling in the Comey hearing just became a lot more explicable. https://t.co/i77QFcKcHC

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 13, 2017

14. One retweet per 138 followers (average):

Anti-gay hate groups spoke at the Dept of Education, prompting the National PTA to pull out. https://t.co/1jh0Q5tO0k

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 19, 2017

15. One retweet per 159 followers (average):

Very surprised that quiet physics titan Juan Maldacena agreed to participate in our "Thinking Places" photo series. https://t.co/AK6qNBenIe

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) June 23, 2017

16. One retweet per 173 followers (average):

Rep @BettyMcCollum04 calling out @EPAScottPruitt on already overturning proposed ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos: https://t.co/6WD6Gw3oI7

— Hannah Waters (@hannahjwaters) June 15, 2017

17. One retweet per 185 followers (average):

EPA Tells Science Advisors They Are Out Of A Job https://t.co/nyEOxqKkPf via @zhirji28

— Virginia Hughes (@virginiahughes) June 21, 2017

18. One retweet per 195 followers (average):

One day, this robot could wiggle up your butt https://t.co/mj3B1ekFIU pic.twitter.com/JNVhLMwxT7

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) June 16, 2017

19. One retweet per 211 followers (average):

This art is amazing: turning insects into pop culture icons https://t.co/sjtVyOPCK4 pic.twitter.com/og7DaHdCnQ

— Gwen Pearson🐜 (@bug_gwen) June 12, 2017

20. One retweet per 231 followers (average):

Nobody really knows how to evacuate a high-rise on fire. By this person. https://t.co/i90RjYGc5A

— Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) June 15, 2017