Professional Science Writers' Favorite Twitter Feeds (under 5,000 followers)

Updated: 2018-May-17 21:31 UTC. Listed feeds: 56. A feed's score is the percentage of Professional Science Writers on Twitter following it. Switch to collage. Remove 5,000-follower restriction. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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62.profile imagePaul Raeburn

Journalist. Author. Producer, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. Passionate about journalism. Excited about comedy.
New York, NY
9 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
4,040 52.6%
75.profile imageAmos Zeeberg

Freelance science and technology journalist. No job is too big; no fee is too big.
9 yrs, 11 mos on Twitter
2,634 50.5%
101.profile imageCharles Choi 🚀

I write about what happens at the edge of the world as we know it -- the area lying between the unknown and the impossible.
7 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
3,861 46.3%
106.profile imageCurtis Brainard

@SciAm Managing Editor | @WFSJ Board member & former President
New York
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2015-Aug-30)
3,335 45.3%
117.profile imageAmanda Moon

Editorial Consulting & Project Management at Moon & Company. Former & always: @fsgbooks @basicbooks @palgrave_ @sciam
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,418 43.7%
118.profile imageAmy Maxmen

I write about evolution, biotech & everything in between at Nature. Former freelancer at Newsweek, National Geographic, Wired & other outlets. Views are my own.
East Bay/Cali
7 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
4,247 43.7%
119.profile imageFred Guterl

Journalist, editor, formerly @sciam, @newsweek, @nytmag, @discovermag, @ieeespectrum. Author, Fate of the Species
10 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,069 43.7%
120.profile imagesimon frantz

Managing Editor, Features BBC.com. Formerly: @BBC_Future, @nobelprize, @NatRevDrugDisc. Views expressed are my own.
9 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
3,923 43.7%
121.profile imageErik Vance

Easily distracted science journalist. Writer of magazine stories and author of the book Suggestible You. Views are someone else's. Anyone else's.
Mexico City
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,651 43.7%
132.profile imageTim De Chant

Science journalism for the public good at @NOVApbs and @PerSquareMile.
Cambridge, MA
8 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,389 42.6%
133.profile imageSiri Carpenter

Freelance writer and editor, co-founder of @open_notebook, runner, bicyclist, reader, form-filler-outer.
Madison, Wisconsin
9 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
2,715 42.6%
134.profile imageRobin Marantz Henig

Science journalist, immediate past prez of NASW @sciencewriters, co-author with my daughter @scootes of TWENTYSOMETHING bit.ly/YRkv3V
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,558 42.6%
146.profile imageAnn Finkbeiner

Science writer whose current job is to write whatever I can get an assignment to write.
8 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,336 41.6%
150.profile imageRebecca Boyle

Writer. Often @TheAtlantic @newscientist @FiveThirtyEight & etc. Chronicler of night & its inhabitants. Reporting on Earth, Mars, the moon, the sun, & history.
Saint Louis, MO
9 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,092 41.1%
152.profile imagePhilip Yam

Science editor, writer. Editor-in-Chief, Simons Foundation. President, AAJA-NY 2013-2017. Former @SciAm managing editor. Book author. My views
New York
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
4,301 40.5%
161.profile imageSusannah Locke

Special projects editor @voxdotcom, formerly @PopSci, blogger of Star Trek haikus. [email protected]
9 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
4,228 40.0%
168.profile imageCharles Seife

Journalist, author, NYU professor, debunker of 'alternative facts'
New York City
9 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
3,126 39.5%
169.profile imageCassandra Willyard

Freelance science writer in Madison, WI. I love long walks, sunsets, and infectious diseases. The more neglected, the better.
Madison, WI
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
2,572 39.5%
185.profile imageJennifer Bogo

Science journalist. Penguin enthusiast. Fan of Mars habitats but think Earth is worth saving. Deputy editor at @audubonmag. Formerly orbited @popsci @popmech.
New York
7 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,666 37.9%
191.profile imageDavid Harris

science+art+design+journalism+books+words (Editor of Journal of Brief Ideas: briefideas.org. Previously editor of various science magazines.)
Brisbane, Australia
9 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,056 37.4%
192.profile imageVictoria Jaggard 💀

Senior Director, Science & Innovation @NatGeo. Space fan, gaming geek, goth fashionista, Navy brat. victoria dot jaggard at natgeo dot com
Washington, DC
7 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,879 37.4%
193.profile imageBrendan Borrell

Correspondent @outsidemagazine Also writing for Businessweek, Nature, National Geographic, etc.
Los Angeles, CA
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,244 37.4%
194.profile imageErin Podolak

Science Writer for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Lehigh University and UW-Madison alum. Polar Bear enthusiast.
Boston, MA
7 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,037 37.4%
200.profile imageDoug Main

writer. journalist. i cover science, the environment, & all things wild. i like ampersands. douglasmain @ gmail
Brooklyn, NY
8 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
4,651 36.8%
201.profile imageCharlie Petit

Founding writer for Knight Science Journalism Tracker, retired , ex-SF Chronicle and USNews & WR sci writer, not too smart but interested in every direction.
Berkeley CA
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
1,765 36.8%
209.profile imageFrancie Diep

Science journalist, staff writer @PacificStand, appreciator of prose in all forms
Washington, DC
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,284 36.3%
210.profile imageJamie Shreeve

Deputy Editor in Chief, National Geographic
Washington DC and Bellport NY
7 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
1,701 36.3%
220.profile imageClifton Wiens

Then: Nat Geo. Now: Scripted series set in 1876 Washington in development. Modern times, as it were.
Instagram clifton_wiens
9 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
3,933 35.8%
221.profile imageAnna Kuchment

The Dallas Morning News science writer, Scientific American editor, and author of The Forgotten Cure (Copernicus Books; 2012), about phages. Views are my own.
7 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
2,707 35.8%
222.profile imageapoorva mandavilli

award-winning science journalist, founding editor and EIC of @Spectrum, co-founder of @CultureDish, former NYU adjunct faculty, travel enthusiast, Mom

9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
2,265 35.8%
228.profile imageJennifer Frazer

Freelance science writer, blogger at The Artful Amoeba for Scientific American, Under-Loved Lifeform Enthusiast, and poker/prodder of misc. slimy things.
Colorado's Front Range
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,923 35.3%
229.profile imageVeronique Greenwood

Odds and ends, bric-a-brac, scientific paraphernalia. Writer for The Atlantic, The New York Times, BBC Future, and others.
8 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,318 35.3%
233.profile imageMichael Balter

Writer for SciAm/SAPIENS/The Verge covers anthropology/mental health/sexual harassment. Former NYU journo prof.
Just returned to USA from 29 yrs exile in Europe
9 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
3,919 34.7%
240.profile imagePeter Edmonds

Work in astronomy publicity after surviving an astrophysics PhD & postdocs. Interested in science & scicomm. Opinions are mine & RTs aren't always endorsements.
6 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
4,083 34.2%
241.profile imageMollie Bloudoff-Inde

Freelance journalist. Science aficionado. Antarctica traveler. @Columbiajourn @UCberkeley @UniofOxford Co-founder of @DiverseSources [email protected]
Washington, DC
7 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
3,345 34.2%
245.profile imageJennifer Welsh

Editor in chief @wonderhowto. Strange and Snarky. Good-weird. I love: cats, science, curly hair, red lipstick, and feminists. Formerly: @techinsider @bi_science
New York, NY
9 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,935 33.7%
246.profile imageBrian Mossop

Account Director at Republic Publishing. @wired alum. Former neuroscientist. I love data.
San Francisco, CA
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter until last tweet (2016-Nov-23)
4,672 33.7%
247.profile imageJessica Morrison

Hey, it's Jessica. You know what to do. Leave a message, and I'll call you back. (Some days I’m in my Yeezys, some days I’m in my Vans.)
Washington, DC via Tennessee
9 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,565 33.7%
248.profile imageJohn Matson

words about code @datadoghq
Nevada City, CA
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,385 33.7%
249.profile imageDavid Corcoran

Associate director
[email protected]
8 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
2,240 33.7%
258.profile imageNsikan Akpan

Highly melanated. @NewsHour science producer & ScienceScope co-creator | PhD pathobiologist | YNWA | PGP: 06D0 E6A5 AC19 3074 13B0 9F87 A332 744F E4D1 95DF
Washington DC
6 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
3,800 33.2%
259.profile imageEli Kintisch

Video producer. Correspondent, Science mag. Professor, Medill J School. Author, Hack the Planet. RT =/= endorsement
Washington, DC
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
3,562 33.2%
260.profile imageSophie Bushwick

Science writer, podcast & video producer, hot sauce taste-tester. Also Senior Editor at @PopSci
New York, NY
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
3,269 33.2%
261.profile imageHelen Pearson

Chief Magazine Editor for Nature (views expressed here are my own). Writer, mum of 3 boys, author of book The Life Project, on the British birth cohorts.
9 yrs, 1 mo on Twitter
3,064 33.2%
262.profile imageKendra Snyder

Science publicist for @AMNH and aspiring novelist. Views expressed here are my own.
New York, NY
9 yrs, 2 mos on Twitter
1,587 33.2%
268.profile imageryan f mandelbirder🐤

hi guys im ryan and I write about physics for @gizmodo :^) heres my twitter where i make funny posts! im a queer nose ring-wearing shill for round earth
New York, USA
2 yrs, 8 mos on Twitter
4,346 32.6%
269.profile imageRoxanne Khamsi

journalist who pipetted | writing in @NYTMag @SciAm @Slate & more | chief news editor at @NatureMedicine | lecturer at @stonybrooku and @cuny | EAB @TEDMED
New York
8 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,847 32.6%
270.profile imageMarissa Fessenden

Science journalist & illustrator who loves the 🏔️ Seen at @smithsonianmag, @sciam, @spectrum, @naturenews & elsewhere. Also #queer! And 💚s #scienceart
Bozeman, MT
9 yrs, 3 mos on Twitter
2,444 32.6%
277.profile imageLiza Gross

Journalist covering #health & #environment. Editor, PLOS Biology. Facts matter. Science is real. #FERN Send tips: [email protected]
San Francisco
9 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,388 32.1%
278.profile imageJeremy Hsu

Journalist growing in Brooklyn. Discover Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Scientific American, Undark Magazine, Wired and more.
New York, NY
8 yrs, 5 mos on Twitter
3,742 32.1%
287.profile imageSarah Zielinski

Managing editor, Science News for Students. Wild Things blogger at Science News.
Washington, DC
9 yrs, 0 mos on Twitter
4,289 31.6%
288.profile imageElizabeth Preston

Writer of sciencey stuff for @DiscoverMag @TheAtlantic, silly stuff for @mcsweeneys @thehairpin, etc. Former editor of MUSE mag for kids. Aspiring cephalopod.
6 yrs, 10 mos on Twitter
2,979 31.6%
289.profile imageMike Lemonick

I'm the Opinion Editor for Scientific American. I also write books
Princeton, NJ
9 yrs, 7 mos on Twitter
2,560 31.6%
298.profile imageMary Carmichael

Journalist turned catalyst; Director of Academic Affairs at @broadinstitute. Rationally exuberant. Current @MIT_EMBA, ex- @Newsweek @BostonGlobe @KSJatMIT.
Boston, MA
7 yrs, 9 mos on Twitter
4,238 31.1%
299.profile imageCaleb Scharf

Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University. Blog at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Zoomable Universe, The Copernicus Complex, Gravity's Engines...
New York
7 yrs, 6 mos on Twitter
4,085 31.1%
300.profile imageDavid Despain

"All I had to do was turn up with a suitcase and try to remember what happened for long enough afterward to write it down." - Douglas Adams
9 yrs, 4 mos on Twitter
3,850 31.1%