Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-Jan-17 13:59 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):

Your periodic reminder that Earth is amazing. https://t.co/uG9qw0cxpg

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) January 9, 2018

2. One retweet per 48 followers (average):

Happy #MLKDay Read Dr. King's 1963 "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" here: https://t.co/NFcpKoqbmG Images by @DJRarela pic.twitter.com/hmxNKAmWQq

— Eric Michael Johnson (@ericmjohnson) January 15, 2018

3. One retweet per 73 followers (average):

Climate and weather-related natural disasters in 2017 absolutely *shattered* the record for the costliest year: https://t.co/kZuaRTuAYZ

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) January 8, 2018

4. One retweet per 104 followers (average):

Albert Einstein's 1-minute explanation of E=mc^2. Quite stunning to see and hear the man himself. https://t.co/a8CNRAnYow

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) January 11, 2018

5. One retweet per 106 followers (average):

My name is Elizabeth Lopatto. If you’re going to quote me, go ahead and use it. https://t.co/2dvmXka0qk @matthewhaag @ByMattStevens pic.twitter.com/JPUwILQEej

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) January 11, 2018

6. One retweet per 175 followers (average):

Lots of words about what might have happened to Zuma https://t.co/M2C5ghcDaw pic.twitter.com/CuBl4ewEcU

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) January 9, 2018

7. One retweet per 175 followers (average):

“We have built the digital world too rapidly.” @zeynep thoughtful as ever. https://t.co/MjG7CtnNd9

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) January 6, 2018

8. One retweet per 179 followers (average):

Trump's dad was literally a racist villain in Woody Guthrie songs. https://t.co/VCsStXyTin

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 12, 2018

9. One retweet per 209 followers (average):

sometimes you don't know what you need and the internet delivers it anyway https://t.co/ryOs1o6iTc

— Joss Fong (@JossFong) January 13, 2018

10. One retweet per 210 followers (average):

The UAE has built the world’s largest desalinated water reserve—under a desert https://t.co/bSUZeusaIc #ADSW2018

— Akshat Rathi (@AkshatRathi) January 16, 2018

11. One retweet per 212 followers (average):

hey, the new york times wants to know how they're doing on covering opioids... https://t.co/vkV4Egi8Kd

— Maia Szalavitz (@maiasz) January 13, 2018

12. One retweet per 224 followers (average):

Here's what snowfall in the Sahara looks like from space. https://t.co/UUQQPKnuNp pic.twitter.com/3VEL5fYrsq

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) January 13, 2018

13. One retweet per 284 followers (average):

Microsoft is using AI to make CRISPR more accurate. https://t.co/kl0ohgVuJx

— Emily Mullin (@emilylmullin) January 10, 2018

14. One retweet per 295 followers (average):

Bad. Idea. Dangerous, irresponsible and unethical. https://t.co/5eXElp3FeY

— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) January 10, 2018

15. One retweet per 321 followers (average):

Yes, Science Is For The Religious, Toohttps://t.co/204YYSZXp3
The big conclusions and takeaways from yesterday's fascinating workshop on communicating science to diverse publics from #aas231

— Ethan Siegel (@StartsWithABang) January 9, 2018

16. One retweet per 332 followers (average):

I wrote about the recent push to cast environmental protest as "eco-terrorism" here: https://t.co/77YIYQfyvd https://t.co/TdKukf7aUR

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) January 3, 2018

17. One retweet per 348 followers (average):

BUILD THE (glacier) WALL! BUILD THE (glacier) WALL! https://t.co/TaGvXD59zh

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) January 11, 2018

18. One retweet per 353 followers (average):

“Facebook has essentially told media to kiss off,” says @FranklinFoer—and media should be glad. Smart take: https://t.co/EOcKJJpBBt

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) January 12, 2018

19. One retweet per 360 followers (average):

Meanwhile, Alzheimer's costs have hit $259 billion a year in U.S. and could cripple Medicare. https://t.co/995yDvNmiD

— Emily Mullin (@emilylmullin) January 9, 2018

20. One retweet per 374 followers (average):

Trump's pick to head the nation's top energy agency is riddled with potential conflicts of interest, per @MarkFHand https://t.co/1iA73HQNWJ

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) January 8, 2018