Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-Mar-24 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 58 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 94 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 115 followers (average):

The results of the GOP's 8-year experiment in slashing taxes and regulations in Oklahoma are now in: "We are dying." https://t.co/ulKZF5BBD5

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) March 19, 2018

8. One retweet per 115 followers (average):

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

— Nidhi Subbaraman (@NidhiSubs) March 17, 2018

9. One retweet per 116 followers (average):

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

— Sarah Zhang (@sarahzhang) March 16, 2018

10. One retweet per 127 followers (average):

“This isn’t even a war on drugs — it’s a war on people — Black and brown people — all over New York City.“ https://t.co/hG3TDtaKSl

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) March 20, 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 139 followers (average):

This story about graphene hair dye is the most sci fi thing I've read in weeks https://t.co/E6qOhmFSHL

— Alice Bell (@alicebell) March 19, 2018

14. One retweet per 152 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

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 167 followers (average):

here's all the neuroscience to explain why your dog loves you SO MUCH!! Happy #NationalPuppyDay! https://t.co/93WYgxQL0i

— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) March 23, 2018

17. One retweet per 167 followers (average):

It is my distinct honor to bring you a rare piece of good environmental news from Congress: https://t.co/kEIZH090bN

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) March 23, 2018

18. 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

19. One retweet per 187 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

20. One retweet per 213 followers (average):

Hey @elonmusk wanna dig some holes? https://t.co/i5bNnM4gU5

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) March 23, 2018