Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-Nov-20 14:42 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 16 followers (average):

City-size impact crater found under Greenland ice. And it might be linked to one of history's great extinction mysteries. https://t.co/bx9zfG5CBa #natgeostaff

— Brian Clark Howard (@socialpyramid) November 14, 2018

2. One retweet per 22 followers (average):

In the not-so-distant someday when telescopes become capable of photographing planets around other stars, this may well be the first new world we see.https://t.co/ngjVuyKa0M

— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) November 14, 2018

3. One retweet per 34 followers (average):

I was among the first to see a huge new iceberg that broke from Pine Island Glacier in West #Antarctica. We were #onassignment for @natgeo Read our story and see Tom Prior's pictures: https://t.co/WOpPBmnxNE @NASAGoddard #ClimateChange

— Brian Clark Howard (@socialpyramid) November 8, 2018

4. One retweet per 34 followers (average):

So here’s news: the person who is going to be in charge of the House Committee on Science Space and Technology is someone who emphatically says “climate change is real.”

— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) November 7, 2018

5. One retweet per 44 followers (average):

New agenda for House Science Committee:

1) Addressing #climate change
2) Supporting #STEM Ed
3) Restoring credibility of the committee on science
4) Dealing w sexual harassment in science
5) Focusing on diversity & inclusion https://t.co/clqnNDBXRD

— Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_) November 16, 2018

6. One retweet per 50 followers (average):

Science Says: Natural extreme winds & drought and heat from human-caused climate change "fatally collude" in devastating California fires. But experts say it's not forest mismanagement as @realDonaldTrump tweets. https://t.co/qj2CNZ1rP1 pic.twitter.com/rNYAvSC79i

— seth borenstein (@borenbears) November 12, 2018

7. One retweet per 51 followers (average):

According to CAL FIRE, only nine wildfires in modern California history have destroyed 1000 or more structures. In less than 12 hours' time, #CampFire may have already passed that threshold https://t.co/9ySyeXkcHy

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) November 9, 2018

8. One retweet per 66 followers (average):

The kid strolled down a sidewalk mouthing raps flowing thru his earbuds - "puffs of rhyme in the icy air," @dugganwapo writes. Suddenly there was a mugger with a gun. Mass shootings get the attention, but hundreds of others like this happen every day. https://t.co/gyHnWFatAQ

— Darryl Fears (@bydarrylfears) November 13, 2018

9. One retweet per 79 followers (average):

News you cannot actually use, but you REALLY want to know the answer to. https://t.co/A30ODcchQ7

— Gwen Pearson (@bug_gwen) November 18, 2018

10. One retweet per 83 followers (average):

SoCal folks: you are facing an exhaustingly long siege of fire weather. After some brief pullback tonight/Sat, conditions are now predicted to be "critical" or worse from Sun thru Tues. https://t.co/kp4aWTuAx4 pic.twitter.com/JysVVnvRPf

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) November 9, 2018

11. One retweet per 86 followers (average):

With the death toll now at 42, and more than 7100 structures consumed, the #CampFire is the deadliest and most destructive wildland fire in California history https://t.co/zpj84jSqWg pic.twitter.com/8OjW9qS9xO

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) November 13, 2018

12. One retweet per 88 followers (average):

Why are there so many wildfires in California? Great explainer by @KendraWrites

Also this whole 2 fire seasons thing takes up 11 months of the year which is terrifying https://t.co/ZcRVAXv2t3

— Lisa Song (@lisalsong) November 12, 2018

13. One retweet per 90 followers (average):

Hey, remember that viral video of a baby bear climbing up a snowy cliff to its mother?

It's not a life-affirming tale of persistence. The bears were fleeing from the drone that was filming and harassing them. https://t.co/AZzorAaVgJ

— Ed Yong (@edyong209) November 6, 2018

14. One retweet per 97 followers (average):

Things that @SecretaryZinke has a lot of: meetings with billionaires, days not worked and internal ethics investigations. Now he's in President Trump's crosshairs. https://t.co/AGHMu4gsZH @eilperin @Reinlwapo @jdawsey1

— Darryl Fears (@bydarrylfears) November 9, 2018

15. One retweet per 104 followers (average):

We did it! The nations of the world have agreed — We're redefining the kilogram! #SIRedefinition https://t.co/rmvZYPjstC

— Emily Conover (@emcconover) November 16, 2018

16. One retweet per 105 followers (average):

please read my article about the amazing three-in-one warbler that i ended up writing :) https://t.co/Qq8nqb3NPu

— ryan f. mandelbaum (@RyanFMandelbaum) November 9, 2018

17. One retweet per 110 followers (average):

The Federal Environment Department ruled against the advice of the Government's own water experts when deciding Adani's North Galilee Water Scheme, in Central Queensland, did not require a full environmental assessment. By ⁦@pennytimms⁩. https://t.co/G6nvOT8jFj

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) November 6, 2018

18. One retweet per 118 followers (average):

New experiments find that materials called "strange metals" dissipate energy at what appears to be a fundamental speed limit — the same one reached by black holes. It's a major mystery that could be the key to "quantum strangeness at its deepest level." https://t.co/E1CNOYMjGb

— Natalie Wolchover (@nattyover) November 19, 2018

19. One retweet per 124 followers (average):

.@MichelleObama revealed she had a miscarriage and used IVF to conceive their two daughters.

She's poised to help normalize miscarriage and become a powerful voice in a new generation of parents who are opening up about their struggles with infertilityhttps://t.co/hakR2QuNqj

— Julia Belluz (@juliaoftoronto) November 9, 2018

20. One retweet per 141 followers (average):

Folks, it looks like the Voyager 2 spacecraft has burst out of the solar bubble and entered the wilds of interstellar space. https://t.co/4rJKlvVpzP HT @Bernard1963 @carolynporco pic.twitter.com/L0at8oIt9D

— Corey S. Powell (@coreyspowell) November 9, 2018