Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Jan-17 14:01 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 12 followers:

update: she has explained bitcoins in a way I now understand. bitcoin is math beanie babies. thank u.

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) January 17, 2018

2. One retweet per 20 followers:

Every person of color knows what this feels like. it's happened to me and it's probably happened to the brown person who sits next to you at work. One important difference though:

this is the US President.


— Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs) January 12, 2018

3. One retweet per 23 followers:

When Trump took office, the scientific community feared he might try to delete federal climate change data from government websites.

That hasn't happened.

But what has happened has been quieter, and potentially more dangerous: https://t.co/prmOgKGWTb

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) January 10, 2018

4. One retweet per 27 followers:

The same evangelicals who argued for decades that gays shouldn't be allowed to get married because they're pedophiles are now giving their pastors standing ovations for admitting they raped high school girls. https://t.co/qVppxdhlr2

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 10, 2018

5. One retweet per 43 followers:

The writers who pulled their stories from the March issue of Harper's are INCREDIBLY brave. They risk being blacklisted by the magazine. It is one thing for those of us unaffiliated with the pub to take a stand, it's another to call your editor and directly face them. Kudos.

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) January 10, 2018

6. One retweet per 48 followers:

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

7. One retweet per 53 followers:

Ask yourself how much we would have been hearing about a porn star named Stormy Daniels for 8 years if Obama's lawyer had paid $130,000 to shut her up. https://t.co/fw9G99XYJ8

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 12, 2018

8. One retweet per 68 followers:

This is genuinely amazing. Neurons share information with structures that look and behave a lot like viruses, and are built using a repurposed viral gene. https://t.co/7h9fE1YNzt

— Ed Yong (@edyong209) January 12, 2018

9. One retweet per 69 followers:

I've read a lot of pieces for and against VR as the "ultimate empathy machine," but almost none of them cited the actual research that could inform those takes. So I read that research, and wrote about it: https://t.co/TkMfm76B0C

— Rose Eveleth ▷▷ (@roseveleth) January 13, 2018

10. One retweet per 72 followers:

When I wrote this nuclear survival story (with great seriousness) I hoped no one would *ever* have to frantically search the internet to find it: https://t.co/VhPpaqRkY6

Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened today.

Here's a chilling email from #Hawaii this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/mFgN8YQntr

— Dave Mosher (@DaveMosher) January 14, 2018

11. One retweet per 87 followers:

The movement to hold fossil fuel companies financially responsible for their role in climate change just scored a major ally: New York Cityhttps://t.co/RpkuDHwvrS

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) January 10, 2018

12. One retweet per 89 followers:

- calving grounds for hundreds of thousands of Porcupine caribou
- only national conservation area where polar bears regularly den
- home to 200 species of migratory birds
- area of deep cultural and spiritual importance for the Gwich'inhttps://t.co/CK9x9rQovn https://t.co/TQ13xTo21m

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) January 10, 2018

13. One retweet per 96 followers:

We mapped where the two approved CAR-T cell therapies are available. Lots of holes in rural America, where cancer already kills at higher rates. https://t.co/RCK9FcGnvp $NVS $GILD

— Emily Mullin (@emilylmullin) January 12, 2018

14. One retweet per 101 followers:

The word "sustainability" was introduced to the world in 1987, when fossil fuels produced 80% of world's energy. 30 years later, fossil fuels still produce 80% of world's energy. – @IEABirol More here: https://t.co/XHKeJ89e1O #ACEnergyForum pic.twitter.com/EoGM7zT6JP

— Akshat Rathi (@AkshatRathi) January 12, 2018

15. One retweet per 104 followers:

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

16. One retweet per 107 followers:

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

17. One retweet per 108 followers:

holy shit https://t.co/9h1MT6XR75

— Rose Eveleth ▷▷ (@roseveleth) January 10, 2018

18. One retweet per 109 followers:

Instead of championing Oprah’s imaginary presidency, how about you vote for the black women who are actually running for office. Don’t just perform your intersectionality, actually act on it. https://t.co/51Df9gO7Ya

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) January 12, 2018

19. One retweet per 116 followers:

In 2010 NHS had highest ever public approval rating. Wrecking it is worst crime a UK govt has committed against its people in my lifetime

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) January 11, 2018

20. One retweet per 121 followers:

Liftoff! #NROL47 pic.twitter.com/4YAptmy2tX

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) January 12, 2018