Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-Jul-23 12:49 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 28 followers (average):

Turns out, T. rex walked. If it sprinted, "the dinosaur's legs would have snapped under the weight of its body." https://t.co/dk5n6dqvNa

— Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@ArielleDRoss) July 18, 2017

2. One retweet per 35 followers (average):

New experiments reveal that AI are still terrible at naming paint colors. https://t.co/G8MzZlHY6V pic.twitter.com/34FaijpWPV

— Annalee Newitz (@Annaleen) July 9, 2017

3. One retweet per 36 followers (average):

Two-minute documentary about the life and math of #MaryamMirzakhani, who has died of cancer at 40. https://t.co/VTZ2qYCRDj

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) July 15, 2017

4. One retweet per 40 followers (average):

When the frame rate matches a bird's wing flaps https://t.co/iCuEkQ53Lp pic.twitter.com/oPJ48sEwst

— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) July 18, 2017

5. One retweet per 60 followers (average):

It's OK if #climate stories are bleak. Not okay to screw up the science as @NYMag did. @afreedma sorts it out well: https://t.co/E5EIMQHrWP

— Dan Fagin (@danfagin) July 11, 2017

6. One retweet per 68 followers (average):

Here's the question from Rep. Rohrabacher today about ancient civilizations on Mars. It's spectacular.https://t.co/ysdM8fJXcI

— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) July 18, 2017

7. One retweet per 83 followers (average):

Lovely, lively piece on Maryam Mirzakhani by @sioroberts just out in @NewYorker. Great anecdotes and explanations. https://t.co/vzPoTKDZkK

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) July 18, 2017

8. One retweet per 84 followers (average):

Loving loving loving Tyler Nordgren's new eclipse posters https://t.co/W4Mib2TFjl pic.twitter.com/R8sOwakIkx

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) July 19, 2017

9. One retweet per 87 followers (average):

Good thing this GOP guy put "NO FOUL PLAY WHATSOEVER" in his suicide note or it would have raised awkward questions. https://t.co/zHUqKuQdFh

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) July 13, 2017

10. One retweet per 113 followers (average):

Hey brilliant young science journalists, @NPR needs you! Apply now for fall internship: Deadline Sunday July 16. https://t.co/CqOSngRfG7

— Nancy Shute (@nancyshute) July 14, 2017

11. One retweet per 124 followers (average):

"Can we put that on the record?" Crazy NYT interview began as an informal "get acquainted" meeting https://t.co/CnQrTCyU9X via @brianstelter

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) July 21, 2017

12. One retweet per 127 followers (average):

In Chile, "there is 'no space for climate denial because we see climate change threatening us in multiple shapes.' " https://t.co/AvhyUN2tvl

— Aleszu Bajak (@aleszubajak) July 17, 2017

13. One retweet per 127 followers (average):

First-of-its-kind study reveals harassment faced by women of color in space science https://t.co/9ISSAT4AEX pic.twitter.com/eA0ZaCxOlp

— Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) July 11, 2017

14. One retweet per 130 followers (average):

Construction could be exposing New Orleans to lead in water -- and residents are not being warned

— Nidhi Subbaraman (@NidhiSubs) July 19, 2017

15. One retweet per 131 followers (average):

Lastly, if you want more details on what happens now, here's my explainer from a little while back: https://t.co/Z19lALRRyQ

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) July 12, 2017

16. One retweet per 135 followers (average):

Marjorie Rice, a California housewife who discovered new types of tessellating pentagons, died last week. Her story: https://t.co/zualcuSWVC

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) July 11, 2017

17. One retweet per 137 followers (average):

Even w/out El Nino spiking temps, Earth sizzles to 2nd hottest first half of year on record; https://t.co/QDx7bdZ0OQ pic.twitter.com/zmgvpVImcl

— seth borenstein (@borenbears) July 18, 2017

18. One retweet per 139 followers (average):

Aha, now I get it. DJT Jr. was just trying to smoke out Russian spies. Thanks, Alex Jones! https://t.co/FG7OOHA9YB

— Dan Fagin (@danfagin) July 11, 2017

19. One retweet per 153 followers (average):

A former astronaut & engineer who speaks six languages is Canada's new gov general. This news is good. 👩🏻‍🚀 https://t.co/I7b3J32O8B

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) July 13, 2017

20. One retweet per 171 followers (average):

The OTHER big news of the day brought to you by me and @QuantaMagazine: https://t.co/jOE0Gq0L5T

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) July 11, 2017