Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-Mar-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 5 followers (average):

Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why https://t.co/v412nL7yE5 pic.twitter.com/rc2a5N8D1G

— Rachel Feltman (@RachelFeltman) March 15, 2017

2. One retweet per 16 followers (average):


From this fascinating review in @animalcog https://t.co/q82EEzdJ2C pic.twitter.com/vz3zHyF848

— Brandon Keim (@9brandon) March 15, 2017

3. One retweet per 17 followers (average):

Better https://t.co/2fB5bWEvvc pic.twitter.com/W090kjTHS5

— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) March 21, 2017

4. One retweet per 20 followers (average):

Miami-Dade attorney declines to prosecute prison guards who literally boiled a black man w/schizophrenia to death. https://t.co/oqY23QYiuZ

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) March 18, 2017

5. One retweet per 28 followers (average):

Cassini, with only a half-year to go at Saturn, just keeps dropping awesome images https://t.co/YKol91dzJ7 pic.twitter.com/aG8udRoNEB

— Jason Davis (@jasonrdavis) March 9, 2017

6. One retweet per 32 followers (average):

In the last few months, hundreds of swastikas were drawn on schools, homes & public spaces. @schwanksta mapped them. https://t.co/otfz7Y3Zk2

— Lena Groeger (@lenagroeger) March 15, 2017

7. One retweet per 35 followers (average):

How teaching humanities can reduce belief in pseudoscience: https://t.co/m6OztnBYqH Pretty neat little study.

— Matt Shipman (@ShipLives) March 20, 2017

8. One retweet per 63 followers (average):

Furious about #oxfordcomma, lawyers decide to represent truckers, sue and win. (Congrats to both Sue and Win, btw.) https://t.co/1LyrrIY8sx

— Dan Fagin (@danfagin) March 16, 2017

9. One retweet per 75 followers (average):

Imagine you’re a nation that wants the United States to fail. Here’s some news to brighten your day: https://t.co/YqMX7gMfIt

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) March 12, 2017

10. One retweet per 82 followers (average):

Without mentioning Trump once, this stirring essay asks Americans to study Socrates' execution, and Plato's response https://t.co/BmubWE1Abz

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) March 11, 2017

11. One retweet per 86 followers (average):

If the moon weren't tidally locked with one face toward Earth, this is what we'd see: https://t.co/5TSXW2nsfa @LRO_NASA pic.twitter.com/1lJI23GG76

— Corey S. Powell (@coreyspowell) March 22, 2017

12. One retweet per 95 followers (average):

Good Idea, poor execution. Don't plant the seeds Cheerios is giving away; but do plant *native* flowers! https://t.co/SAPe8iqCV0

— Gwen Pearson🐜 (@bug_gwen) March 20, 2017

13. One retweet per 109 followers (average):

Would life on Europa want to hang out with us? https://t.co/lUhpGs9F1q pic.twitter.com/VK1aCl4wLK

— Beatrice Biologist (@beatricebiology) March 15, 2017

14. One retweet per 128 followers (average):

We’re screwed. https://t.co/x8LSivtmEb pic.twitter.com/K7gD2uJmYs

— Michael Moyer (@mmoyr) March 21, 2017

15. One retweet per 128 followers (average):

Somehow, the wind did an amazing job sorting pebbles on Mars. Very curious! https://t.co/GYgr6IiNvH HT @kevinmgill pic.twitter.com/ewYK7i3zBR

— Corey S. Powell (@coreyspowell) March 15, 2017

16. One retweet per 150 followers (average):

PSA: this weekend is the stupid weekend we move our clocks, and this literally kills people https://t.co/JO3b0baLaB pic.twitter.com/MKq6G4ghun

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) March 10, 2017

17. One retweet per 150 followers (average):

Trump’s no good, very bad budget cuts American science and tech innovation https://t.co/7VYIo01Aly pic.twitter.com/UOOg62Au4i

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) March 16, 2017

18. One retweet per 158 followers (average):

Burger King Linked to a Whopping Million-Plus Acres of Deforestation https://t.co/3l6gQGlcl1 - @Sierra_Magazine

— John R Platt (@johnrplatt) March 20, 2017

19. One retweet per 170 followers (average):

Did you know that astronauts don't receive healthcare for life? I didn't either. https://t.co/qjHpzDxq9l pic.twitter.com/ciQ4PbCAal

— Miriam Kramer (@mirikramer) March 13, 2017

20. One retweet per 171 followers (average):

A growing collection of @DocumentHate stories, which we’ll keep updating. https://t.co/twETBajtEE @Riogringa @schwanksta pic.twitter.com/hHMKJuT0QX

— Lena Groeger (@lenagroeger) March 21, 2017