Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-Mar-18 12:58 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 41 followers (average):

i found out the scientific reason why cats blep and i promise you will not be disappointed!!! https://t.co/663KJVBXpF

— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) March 14, 2018

2. One retweet per 42 followers (average):

Stephen Hawking was brilliant but never won a Nobel Prize. Why? Lack of evidence confirming his work. https://t.co/G5B07nHmb4

— seth borenstein (@borenbears) March 14, 2018

3. One retweet per 60 followers (average):

Un regalo para las retinas The Aurora Named STEVE via @NASA https://t.co/BzLkImAHOx pic.twitter.com/KxBO9zna5L

— Luis Quevedo (@luis_quevedo) March 15, 2018

4. One retweet per 73 followers (average):

no, scott kelly's genes didn't change in space. that story is wrong. please stop sharing it https://t.co/moj0F2Aian

— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) March 15, 2018

5. One retweet per 93 followers (average):

Thanks for showing us the universe, Stephen Hawking. https://t.co/1AtptZDdIq

— Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) March 14, 2018

6. One retweet per 93 followers (average):

This is a really nice piece about why autism isn’t to blame for that guy who doesn’t understand your boundaries. https://t.co/8dVto0w98p

— łopatologia (@mslopatto) March 13, 2018

7. One retweet per 100 followers (average):

Of course, @alexismadrigal on the neural net that wrote knitting patterns is delightful https://t.co/g5e0hbCaYu

— Sarah Zhang (@sarahzhang) March 6, 2018

8. One retweet per 110 followers (average):

YMMV but if they insist on employing Ryan Seacrest to do red carpet interviews, I want to see the "awkward moments" https://t.co/JWtkRHoo1C

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) March 4, 2018

9. One retweet per 111 followers (average):

Rapid genome sequencing is diagnosing some of the sickest babies in time to save them. My latest: https://t.co/CEAhR34xr4

— Emily Mullin (@emilylmullin) March 8, 2018

10. One retweet per 121 followers (average):

So I wrote about this weird obsession of mine https://t.co/5HecxjCfwj

— Sarah Zhang (@sarahzhang) March 16, 2018

11. One retweet per 132 followers (average):

The best way to visualize sound is with hair https://t.co/Sp47lI5USY pic.twitter.com/4ROashSMB6

— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) March 12, 2018

12. One retweet per 133 followers (average):

This is so simple and surprising: round peg in a square hole. https://t.co/p3wI9UCjnV

— Aatish Bhatia (@aatishb) March 11, 2018

13. One retweet per 151 followers (average):

At its essence, Bitcoin is an arbitrage game that turns electricity into money https://t.co/6oB35Y4LYm

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) March 12, 2018

14. One retweet per 153 followers (average):

One less order of insects to memorize! https://t.co/IKnPeoJFAc

— Gwen Pearson🐜🐛 (@bug_gwen) March 4, 2018

15. One retweet per 158 followers (average):

Novichok agents are rare, deadly, and 💯 Russian in origin. https://t.co/A03nLC6leT

— Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) March 13, 2018

16. One retweet per 170 followers (average):

Read @AdamSerwer on Obama's bounce pass to Gina Haspel https://t.co/sTw2XRs08t

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) March 14, 2018

17. One retweet per 184 followers (average):

Sorry, @StationCDRKelly, but space didn’t permanently alter 7 percent of your DNA https://t.co/FracaWHodg pic.twitter.com/6TwjePprKp

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) March 15, 2018

18. One retweet per 184 followers (average):

My latest: How A “Poop Cult” With 58,000 Followers Set Off A Facebook War

— Nidhi Subbaraman (@NidhiSubs) March 17, 2018

19. One retweet per 228 followers (average):

Why 'Enabling' & 'Rock Bottom' Shouldn't Stop Safe Injection Sites, my latest https://t.co/ffTvZhSQsC

— Maia Szalavitz (@maiasz) March 13, 2018

20. One retweet per 243 followers (average):

A pre-World War I tunnel threatens 20 percent of the U.S. economy:https://t.co/9oIqjxXE8U

— Eric Roston (@eroston) March 5, 2018