Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2017-May-23 12:53 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 36 followers (average):

quite possibly the greatest neural network experiment of the day, involving paint colors https://t.co/gQdpPADKyI pic.twitter.com/GeJ4dyztRG

— Annalee Newitz (@Annaleen) May 18, 2017

2. One retweet per 50 followers (average):

Hiring freeze hitting @CDCgov hard: 700 vacancies in infectious & chronic disease, emergency prep & more @ByLenaSun https://t.co/50fUcbIE0Q

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) May 19, 2017

3. One retweet per 72 followers (average):

"A death in childbirth may be mourned on Facebook or memorialized on GoFundMe but it is rarely reported in the news" https://t.co/m5HQtGQbdA

— Aleszu Bajak (@aleszubajak) May 14, 2017

4. One retweet per 85 followers (average):

Trump's EPA greenlit a nasty chemical (#chlorpyrifos). A month later, it poisoned 50 farmworkers https://t.co/sn4JJ2VUue via @MotherJones

— John R Platt (@johnrplatt) May 15, 2017

5. One retweet per 92 followers (average):

Climate science expert Ivanka Trump to determine the fate of planet Earth. https://t.co/N9Lw7BDvEl

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 12, 2017

6. One retweet per 92 followers (average):

Turns out the Svalbard seed vault is probably fine https://t.co/MACbbf4Fmk pic.twitter.com/eC4pfpeegp

— Rachel Feltman (@RachelFeltman) May 19, 2017

7. One retweet per 99 followers (average):

If asteroid had hit moments earlier or later, would have hit ocean--there'd be no dinosaur extinction & no humans https://t.co/B6i0yELn0d

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) May 15, 2017

8. One retweet per 127 followers (average):

Want to commit mass murder without being labelled a terrorist? Be white. https://t.co/C3MTTCWBQQ

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 9, 2017

9. One retweet per 136 followers (average):

Priebus warns WH staff to stop slipping Trump Internet hoaxes, because he believes they're real. https://t.co/lh4XfVBE69

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 15, 2017

10. One retweet per 139 followers (average):

The most mysterious star in the galaxy is dimming again, and astronomers are rushing to observe it; background here: https://t.co/cnDeeyj64h

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) May 19, 2017

11. One retweet per 141 followers (average):

Sexist "skeptic" wankpigeons planted a hoax article in a pay-to-publish journal, declared victory over feminism https://t.co/cpPnzad3Kw

— Matthew R Francis (@DrMRFrancis) May 20, 2017

12. One retweet per 144 followers (average):

Good summary of what we know about the situation at @HanfordSite by @camilareads:https://t.co/D3S58jvgi0

— Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) May 9, 2017

13. One retweet per 146 followers (average):

This is a real showstopper story on Chelsea Manning; read the whole thing https://t.co/jSBB0woPa7 pic.twitter.com/h5HGtDzLPR

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) May 16, 2017

14. One retweet per 150 followers (average):

I spoke w/ Matt Muterspaugh about why everyone is observing that ‘alien megastructure’ star https://t.co/ooWLke0My6 pic.twitter.com/zuVgHP80eo

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) May 20, 2017

15. One retweet per 155 followers (average):

How do you measure a rocket? A deep dive into heavy-lift & the best vehicles for exploration https://t.co/VDg9kBSUOQ pic.twitter.com/7B8GKOYSjM

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) May 10, 2017

16. One retweet per 157 followers (average):

If GOPers cared about their country 1/2 as much as they care about power, they'd demand truth about #TrumpRussia. https://t.co/llPwtBLjii

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 9, 2017

17. One retweet per 168 followers (average):

The Obamacare Marketplaces Aren’t In A Death Spiral
But they are in real trouble. by @annabarryjester https://t.co/qrlq7qnkLi

— Christie Aschwanden (@cragcrest) May 19, 2017

18. One retweet per 185 followers (average):

Nightmare: The US is denying visas to gay men seeking to escape kidnapping and torture in Chechnya. https://t.co/UTRpfHR1pa

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) May 17, 2017

19. One retweet per 204 followers (average):

Unity Was Emerging on Sentencing. Then Came Jeff Sessions. https://t.co/yxxdzQvYlg

— Peter Aldhous (@paldhous) May 14, 2017

20. One retweet per 231 followers (average):

These are the best sentences I have read in quite some time. https://t.co/fXBdOKpJTL pic.twitter.com/hdIJSON3PQ

— Emily Anthes (@EmilyAnthes) May 20, 2017