Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-May-24 13:38 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 91 followers (average):

Putting this out there once more, again with heavy hearthttps://t.co/tFHMYyzF4R

— Peter Aldhous (@paldhous) May 19, 2018

2. One retweet per 111 followers (average):


— Emily 💙💜💖 (@seelix) May 12, 2018

3. One retweet per 150 followers (average):

A New Facebook Feature Shows Which Pro-Trump Facebook Pages Are Run From Overseas https://t.co/CT3t5MmQcR via @janelytv

— Peter Aldhous (@paldhous) May 11, 2018

4. One retweet per 157 followers (average):

Dear Bay Area:
Please fill out your USGS Did You Feel It? reports! https://t.co/TDaVMoUi5a

Yes, fill it out even if you felt nothing! This data is key for understanding actual experienced quake vs models

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) May 15, 2018

5. One retweet per 210 followers (average):

Happy 100th birthday, Richard Feynman! #OTD #Feynman100 https://t.co/fDZbr3g94F #FreeToReadhttps://t.co/5hAswBX41a pic.twitter.com/kpe4Ivwxpw

— Robert Garisto (@RobertGaristo) May 11, 2018

6. One retweet per 210 followers (average):

Happy 100th birthday, Richard Feynman! #OTD #Feynman100 https://t.co/fDZbr3g94F #FreeToReadhttps://t.co/5hAswBX41a pic.twitter.com/kpe4Ivwxpw

— Robert Garisto (@RobertGaristo) May 11, 2018

7. One retweet per 226 followers (average):

There is simply no one who writes animal stories like @edyong209 https://t.co/zIWaVYbnt5 pic.twitter.com/TqK31ssa5D

— Ross Andersen (@andersen) May 17, 2018

8. One retweet per 243 followers (average):

USPS is launching their Sally Ride forever stamp tomorrow. https://t.co/qm1AOJbcgx pic.twitter.com/sCuTXx3HM3

— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) May 22, 2018

9. One retweet per 254 followers (average):

This thing is called the Dark Doodad Nebula and now we know why it's not making stars. https://t.co/Bao8opfoL2

— Lisa Grossman (@astrolisa) May 10, 2018

10. One retweet per 281 followers (average):

Roses are red
Violets are fly https://t.co/NkHPwkzU1X

— Ed Yong (@edyong209) May 16, 2018

11. One retweet per 290 followers (average):

The world’s lightest wireless flying machine lifts off https://t.co/S26WDCZrac Research by @blinkminster Shyam Gollakota et al. Story by me. #RoboFly #Microdrones pic.twitter.com/EEI1QfD9vg

— Ananyo Bhattacharya (@Ananyo) May 15, 2018

12. One retweet per 291 followers (average):

Epic beginning of David Goodstein's book "States of Matter" https://t.co/vPwSOVdNQm pic.twitter.com/Lh8sauL01R

— Ash Jogalekar (@curiouswavefn) May 18, 2018

13. One retweet per 307 followers (average):

Coal energy is dying in the U.S. faster under Trump than experts had projected even just a year ago. https://t.co/IdQmvr7qdr

— John Upton (@johnupton) May 11, 2018

14. One retweet per 326 followers (average):

Just when you think you've seen it all, Kilauea starts producing electric blue flames. It's a giant gas leak! https://t.co/ER5qnrK7Yt

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) May 23, 2018

15. One retweet per 334 followers (average):

Electric utilities, which profit from a shift to electric cars, suing Trump admin over fuel standards rollback. https://t.co/s95ENiI4A5

— John Upton (@johnupton) May 18, 2018

16. One retweet per 334 followers (average):

So cool! https://t.co/mLf4CfnXjS Insects imagined as Star Wars characters pic.twitter.com/CPndTV2i2T

— Gwen Pearson🐜🐛 (@bug_gwen) May 21, 2018

17. One retweet per 348 followers (average):

David Liu and Feng Zhang have started a new base editing company. https://t.co/oEFcI0dGD4

— Emily Mullin (@emilylmullin) May 14, 2018

18. One retweet per 348 followers (average):

Physics exposes the EM-drive for what it really is. Fantastical bullshit.https://t.co/cmdMv6rLtH

— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) May 21, 2018

19. One retweet per 356 followers (average):

The EmDrive, NASA's "impossible" space engine, really is impossiblehttps://t.co/ZQsGeyGRcZ
From the "conservation of momentum wins again" department.

But the discovery of what's likely causing the anomaly is fascinating!

— Ethan Siegel (@StartsWithABang) May 23, 2018

20. One retweet per 358 followers (average):

Reminder: The United States has made it almost impossible for scientists to conduct research on guns https://t.co/qR6ePFNtAc

— Rachel “The Yellow Dart” Feltman (@RachelFeltman) May 18, 2018