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Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2017-Jul-23 12:51 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Professional Science Writers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Professional Science Writers' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 5 followers:

Enough plastic trash created since 1950 to cover all of Manhattan two miles deep in plastic; nearly 7 billion tons; https://t.co/MwCOdy8b5b pic.twitter.com/uHJa5GgR6R

— seth borenstein (@borenbears) July 19, 2017

2. One retweet per 16 followers:

My latest: an interactive thought experiment. You control immigration & see how it affects the economy. https://t.co/58nnTaNA2L pic.twitter.com/KbxuhBS603

— Lena Groeger (@lenagroeger) July 19, 2017

3. One retweet per 23 followers:

The Tories said austerity was to pay down UK debt. It's almost tripled. They said we're all in this together. The rich have doubled wealth.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 18, 2017

4. One retweet per 26 followers:

1 word: Plastics; 4 more words: Too much piling up; Study: 9 billion tons of plastic made since 1950; 3/4 is waste; https://t.co/MwCOdy8b5b pic.twitter.com/COY0fPD3XG

— seth borenstein (@borenbears) July 19, 2017

5. One retweet per 28 followers:

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

6. One retweet per 30 followers:

Between A Wrinkle In Time and Doctor Who I could honestly live on the impotent white male rage for like years, who needs food

— Rachel Feltman (@RachelFeltman) July 16, 2017

7. One retweet per 33 followers:

DNAerys pic.twitter.com/f62HejaZOk

— Ed Yong (@edyong209) July 18, 2017

8. One retweet per 40 followers:

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

9. One retweet per 42 followers:

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

10. One retweet per 68 followers:

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

11. One retweet per 73 followers:

The Tories said austerity was to pay down UK debt. It's almost tripled. They said we're all in this together. The rich have doubled wealth.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 21, 2017

12. One retweet per 73 followers:

The thing about human rights is it protects humans. That means everybody who is a human. Not merely people Theresa May decides are human

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 21, 2017

13. One retweet per 79 followers:

Wait—Trump had a secret hourlong private meeting with Putin, and no one (but Putin) has a record of what was said? https://t.co/0vW2fGKh14

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) July 18, 2017

14. One retweet per 81 followers:

Earth isn't a planet, Pluto-Charon are a binary dwarf planet system, & Jupiter is a failed star.

We lie a lot in school. It's easier.

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) July 18, 2017

15. One retweet per 84 followers:

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

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) July 19, 2017

16. One retweet per 91 followers:

Unexpected consequences of oversimplifying grade school genetics classes: https://t.co/lIdanxkphP

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) July 18, 2017

17. One retweet per 98 followers:

Don't rely on science if you want clear-cut simple rules. Real life is messy with interdependent chaotic systems we don't really understand.

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) July 18, 2017

18. One retweet per 101 followers:

Q: Wait, the Earth isn't a planet??
A: Surprise! We haven't cleared our orbit of other crap, thus fail 1 of 4 criteria for planethood.

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) July 18, 2017

19. One retweet per 112 followers:

Heathrow Express - £38 return for a 15 minute journey. Private monopoly. Everything that's wrong about rail privatisation in a nutshell.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 21, 2017

20. One retweet per 124 followers:

"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