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Professional Science Writers on Mastodon

A list of professional science writers with over 500 followers. This list includes science columnists, reporters, editors, book authors, and so on engaged in such work as their primary occupation. Excludes professional researchers who write for the public as a supplemental activity (also see lists of astronomers and physicists).

Updated: 2023-Feb-04 19:47 UTC. Entries: 49. Inclusion criteria. List only women. List only patron opportunities. List only video channels. Switch to grid view. Download as Mastodon CSV. Feedback: @[email protected].

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1. profile imageJames Gleick
@[email protected]


Author. Chaos, Genius, The Information, Time Travel.
Website: around.com/
Joined 2022-Dec-22
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
12,895 
2. profile imageKai Kupferschmidt
@[email protected]


science journalist. molecular biologist. curious.
contributing correspondent "Science Magazine"
part of @pandemia
interested in #infectiousdiseases, #misinformation/#disinformation and all things #blue
Science: science.org/content/author/kai
Blue: amazon.de/Blue-Search-Natures-
Verified by: isverified.online/mastodon/@ka
Verified by: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Nov-03
Last posted 2023-Jan-30
12,173 
3. profile imageAnnalee Newitz
@[email protected]


I write science fiction and science nonfiction. Coming 1/31: The Terraformers. Bylines: NYT, New Scientist, The Atlantic, etc. Pod: Our Opinions Are Correct. I love noodles.
Pronouns: They/Them
Website: techsploitation.com
Podcast: ouropinionsarecorrect.com
Newsletter: buttondown.email/thehypothesis
Joined 2022-Nov-16
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
10,565 
4. profile imageCarl Zimmer
@[email protected]


Writer. Columnist, New York Times. Book author. Champion of under-appreciated life forms. Web: carlzimmer.com
My web site: carlzimmer.com/
More than you need to know: carlzimmer.com/about/bio/
Columns for NYT: nytimes.com/by/carl-zimmer
Joined 2018-Sep-03
Last posted 2023-Feb-03
8,829 
5. profile imageSwapna Krishna
@[email protected]


#space | #science | #startrek | #gaming | #scicomm |
 #tech | #scifiHost/Writer of PBS's Far Out. 
I write for Wired and StarTrek.com and produce videos about space.
 Nana Visitor called me "fierce." 
Author of A POCKET GUIDE TO STARGAZING (Chronicle Books, 2023) and co-editor of SWORD STONE TABLE (Vintage, 2021).
About Me: swapnakrishna.com
Newsletter: newsletter.swapnakrishna.com
Twitter: twitter.com/skrishna
TikTok: tiktok.com/@swapna_krishna
Joined 2022-Nov-22
Last posted 2023-Feb-03
6,095 
6. profile imageEmily Lakdawalla
@[email protected]


Planetary scientist, space boffin, captain planets. Author, journalist, speaker, asteroid 274860. 🏳️‍🌈 she/her. Order my Curiosity book: http://amzn.to/2mlisaL Buy my art: https://elakdawalla.etsy.com
Website: lakdawalla.com
Newsletter: elakdawalla.beehiiv.com/
Blog and Patreon: patreon.com/elakdawalla
Etsy Store: elakdawalla.etsy.com
Video channel
Joined 2017-Nov-14
Last posted 2023-Feb-03
5,749 
7. profile imageMika McKinnon
@[email protected]


Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, recreational rock licker. #YouFindARock #RockCheck #MinCup #SciComm #WomenInSTEM 🇨🇦🇺🇸
Pronouns: She/Her
Other sites: mikamckinnon.com/
Location: West Coast of North America (usually)
Video channel
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2022-Dec-06
4,367 
8. profile imageCharles Seife
@[email protected]


Journalist, NYU professor, debunker of 'alternative facts.' Author of several books, most recently a biography of Stephen Hawking. Pronouns: he/him/his.
Website: charlesseife.com
Twitter: twitter.com/cgseife
ORCID: 0000-0001-5309-8716
Verified by: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Oct-06
Last posted 2023-Feb-02
4,227 
9. profile imageCorey S Powell
@[email protected]


Writer, editor, magazine maker, podcaster, procrastinator. Former editor of Discover and American Scientist magazines. Writer on "The End is Nye" (Peacock). Co-host of #ScienceRules podcast (Stitcher).Co-founder of OpenMind.#astronomy #science #scicomm #wonder
Twitter: @coreyspowell
OpenMind: openmindmag.org
Joined 2022-Apr-26
Last posted 2023-Feb-01
4,168 
10. profile imageLaura Helmuth
@[email protected]


Editor in Chief of Scientific American. Birder. Previously at Washington Post, National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian & Science.
Joined 2022-Oct-28
Last posted 2022-Nov-17
3,306 
11. profile imageGeorge Musser
@[email protected]


contributing editor for #ScientificAmerican, contributing writer for #QuantaMagazine, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory, author of Spooky Action at a Distancein my spare time, I play #bassguitar in a local cover band, dance Cuban-style #salsa, and volunteer for my local historical societyformerly @[email protected]
Twitter: @gmusser
Web: georgemusser.com
History Project: eastjerseyhistory.org
Verified by: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Apr-22
Last posted 2023-Feb-02
3,249 
12. profile imageElizabeth Kolbert
@[email protected]


I am a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of "The Sixth Extinction" and "Under a White Sky."
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Jan-28
3,199 
13. profile imageMaggie Koerth
@[email protected]


Senior science writer at @FiveThirtyEight Nieman Fellow, class of '15 Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Chaos muppetShe/They
Joined 2022-Dec-14
Last posted 2023-Jan-20
2,836 
14. profile imageMichael Slezak
@[email protected]


National Science and Environment Reporter at the ABC. Lives and works on Gadigal Country. He/him. I’ll post here about the topics I’m interested in, which include those topics I report on, especially #climate and #biodoversity. But also a bit of politics and random other things. Nothing here represents the views of the ABC. https://www.abc.net.au/news/michael-slez ak/9641812
Workplace: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Lives: On Gidigal land
Job title: National Science and Environment Reporter
Bad bird: HTTPS://Twitter.com/MikeySleza
Joined 2022-Oct-29
Last posted 2023-Jan-17
2,362 
15. profile imagełopatologia
@[email protected]


writer @verge, toxo posting on mastodon
The Verge: theverge.com/23519135/mastodon
Twitter: @mslopatto
Website: elizabethlopatto.com
Joined 2017-Apr-04
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
2,344 
16. profile imageGeneticJen
@[email protected]


Game dev. Writer. Science consultant (games, books, tv). Narrative design. Twitch Affiliate. Intermittent journalist. Evo devo. Physics.Just a Scottish trans woman making a focused effort to further decentralise my online presence and the tools I use.#Science #Gaming #GameDev #Privacy #Decentralized #decentralised #LGBTQ #ADHD #Trans #Scottish #fedi22
Pronouns: She/her
Twitch: twitch.tv/geneticjen
Blog: geneticjen.com
GIF Earth: @[email protected]
Joined 2022-Nov-02
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
2,269 
17. profile imageAlexandra Witze
@[email protected]


Freelance science journalist. Correspondent for Nature. Managing editor, Annals of the Deep Sky. President, Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains. Board member, The Open Notebook.
Website: alexandrawitze.com
Joined 2022-Nov-06
Last posted 2023-Jan-27
2,256 
18. profile imageAriel Waldman
@[email protected]


Antarctic Explorer + Creative Director.
TED speaker + YouTuber.
Previously: NASA + art school.
Website: arielwaldman.com
YouTube: youtube.com/arielwaldman
Patreon: patreon.com/arielwaldman
My Book: amzn.to/3HfCVnw
Joined 2018-Aug-16
Last posted 2023-Feb-03
2,160 
19. profile imageJennifer Ouellette
@[email protected]


Science writer, Ars Technica. Formerly Gizmodo. Exvangelical. Married to @seanmcarroll. Baltimore, MD. She/her
Joined 2022-Nov-19
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
2,046 
20. profile imageNatalie Wolchover
@[email protected]


Physics journalist at Quanta Magazine. 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. She/her. Kindness, independent thinking, the dignity of people & animals. (For the migration bots: I am @nattyover on Twitter.)
Joined 2022-Oct-07
Last posted 2022-Nov-30
1,996 
21. profile imageFerris Jabr
@[email protected]


science writer ✵ contributing writer New York Times Magazine ✵ writing a book about the coevolution of Earth and life for Random House ✵ surname rhymes with neighbor
Website: ferrisjabr.wordpress.com
Verified by: fedified.com/
Joined 2022-Nov-05
Last posted 2022-Dec-18
1,831 
22. profile imageAmy Maxmen
@[email protected]


Award-winning science reporter covering global health & inequality. Words @Nature @natgeo etc www.amymaxmen.com. Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow @cfr_org. Views are my own. She/her.
Covid:
Global Health:
Journalism:
Equality:
Joined 2022-Nov-12
Last posted 2023-Jan-25
1,771 
23. profile imageKendra Pierre-Louis
@[email protected]


Joined 2022-Nov-16
1,663 
24. profile imageAmy Harmon
@[email protected]


New York Times reporter covering science, nature and social inequality. leaf miners, oak galls, eastern grey squirrels.
pronouns: she/her
NYT: nytimes.com/by/amy-harmon
iNat: inaturalist.org/people/amy_har
Joined 2022-Nov-06
Last posted 2023-Jan-12
1,635 
25. profile imageJon Cohen
@[email protected]


Staff writer at Science.
Personal website: www.joncohen.org
Science stories: science.org/content/author/jon
Twitter: @sciencecohen
Joined 2022-Nov-12
Last posted 2022-Dec-19
1,610 
26. profile imageTara Haelle
@[email protected]


#Science & #health & #medical #journalist • mom • #feminist • #teacher • #photographer • #author • #kidlit • #AHCJ • #NASW • #binder • #Texan • she/her • supports 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 #BLM ✊🏿 • dog lover • rat mom • #bookworm • I ❤️ fantasy, scifi, romance, NF & YA
Website: www.tarahaelle.net
Facebook Professional Page: facebook.com/tarahaellejournal
My words: muckrack.com/tarahaelle/articl
Verified by: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2022-Dec-06
1,540 
27. profile imageRichard Van Noorden
@[email protected]


Features editor, Nature.r.vannoorden[[at]]nature[[dot]]co mrichardvannoorden⟦at⟧protonmail⟦d ot⟧com
Verified by: fedified.com
Joined 2022-Oct-29
Last posted 2023-Feb-03
1,428 
28. profile imageEric Roston
@[email protected]


Climate change, alpha to omega, at Bloomberg Green. Literally wrote the book on carbon.
AKA: twitter.com/eroston
Work stuff: bloomberg.com/authors/AQdgGkZh
Long neglected personal website: ericroston.com/
Currently reading: bookshop.org/p/books/the-bigge
Joined 2022-Nov-06
Last posted 2023-Jan-28
1,360 
29. profile imageTom Levenson
@[email protected]


Science writer and filmmaker; professor of science writing at MIT. Most recent book: Money for Nothing. Upcoming: So Very Small. Ruled by Champ and Tikka
Joined 2022-Nov-01
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
1,334 
30. profile imageAlan Boyle
@[email protected]


Mastermind of @cosmiclog and Fiction Science podcast. Science journalist for GeekWire and Universe Today. Veteran of NBCNews.com. Author of "The Case for Pluto." Twitter: @b0yle
Blog: cosmiclog.com
Website: alanboyle.com
Opencheck: opencheck.is/wikidata/Q4706226
Joined 2022-Oct-26
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
1,304 
31. profile imagePhilip Ball
@[email protected]


Science commentator, author, Twitter exile. Books include Critical Mass, Bright Earth, Beyond Weird.
Joined 2022-Nov-16
Last posted 2022-Nov-25
1,293 
32. profile imageAkshat Rathi
@[email protected]


- Senior climate reporter, Bloomberg News- Podcast http://bloomberg.com/zero-podcast - Newsletter http://bit.ly/bbg-zero- [email protected] https://akshatrathi.com
Joined 2022-Oct-30
Last posted 2023-Jan-31
1,289 
33. profile imageLizNeeley
@[email protected]


Founder of Liminal, focused on sensemaking & science communication. Going on sabbatical in 2023. She/her. Married to Ed Yong
Twitter: @LizNeeley
Website: LizNeeley.com
Website: LiminalCreations.com
Joined 2022-Nov-03
Last posted 2022-Nov-07
1,268 
34. profile imageJulia Belluz
@[email protected]


Global public health journalist, currently writing a book about nutrition, metabolism and obesity. Formerly Vox.com, MIT Knight Fellow etc. Newsletter: https://juliabelluz.substack.com/
Joined 2022-Nov-21
Last posted 2023-Jan-31
1,220 
35. profile imageDaniel Fischer
@[email protected]


Science writer in Germany since, gasp, 1982 specializing in all things space. Blogging all the time - in German - on https://skyweek.wordpress.com
Joined 2022-Nov-05
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
1,170 
36. profile imageMatt Shipman
@[email protected]


Writer. Mostly about science, tech and health. Periodically about food and pop culture. Based in NC. Let’s make the South better, y’all. (he/him) My book on science PR: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/boo k/chicago/H/bo18768107.html
My infrequently updated #scicomm blog: sciencecommunicationbreakdown.
My infrequently updated pop culture writing: medium.com/@shiplives
Joined 2022-Oct-31
Last posted 2023-Feb-02
1,071 
37. profile imageArielle Duhaime-Ross
@[email protected]


Journalist. I host podcasts and TV shows at VICE News. They/Them
Video channel
Joined 2022-Oct-28
Last posted 2022-Dec-23
1,043 
38. profile imageMatthew Herper
@[email protected]


I'm a journalist who writes about where medicines come from. Polk Award '21. This is biology's century; every data point has a face.
Joined 2022-Nov-19
Last posted 2023-Feb-02
1,008 
39. profile imageSiri Carpenter
@[email protected]


#Science #journalist and #editor. Co-founder & editor-in-chief of The Open Notebook. Past President of the National Association of Science Writers #NASW. Editor of THE CRAFT OF SCIENCE WRITING. http://www.siricarpenter.com. [email protected] She/her/hers
Website: siricarpenter.com
Joined 2022-Nov-22
Last posted 2022-Nov-27
996 
40. profile imageBrandon Keim
@[email protected]


Journalist | Nature, animals, science & environment | 📰 NYT, National Geographic, The Atlantic etc. | 📕 The Eye of the Sandpiper http://goo.gl/cn6c1y | 📗 Meet the Neighbors
Newsletter: brandonkeim.substack.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/9brandon/
Joined 2018-Aug-09
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
993 
41. profile imageGaia Vince
@[email protected]


Writer, broadcaster, author (NOMAD CENTURY; TRANSCENDENCE; ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: https://bit.ly/3QR898d). Science of human and Earth systems
Joined 2022-Nov-05
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
965 
42. profile imageMarc Abrahams
@[email protected]


editor of Annals of Improbable Research, organizer of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, columnist at New Scientist. I write about research that makes people LAUGH then THINK. https://improbable.com/whatis/about-marc -abrahams/
Joined 2022-Nov-18
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
943 
43. profile imageNadia Drake
@[email protected]


Science journalist and contributing writer at National Geographic, focusing mostly on astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science and space exploration. Former ballet dancer, current overuser of emojis 🤷‍♀️. Champagneophile. PhD. (she/her) 🇱🇧🇺🇸🏳️‍🌈
WEBSITE: nadiadrake.com
TWITTER: twitter.com/nadiamdrake
Joined 2022-Nov-18
921 
44. profile imageMichelle Nijhuis
@[email protected]


Writer and editor thinking about #conservation, #climate, #ecology, and paths to a better future. Author of BELOVED BEASTS: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a critical history of the modern conservation movement. Project editor at #TheAtlantic, consigliere of #HighCountryNews, bylines #NationalGeographic, #NYRB, #NYTOpinion. Minimalist packer.
Website: rhymeswithmyhouse.com
Book: tinyurl.com/belovedbeasts
Joined 2022-Nov-11
Last posted 2023-Jan-14
909 
45. profile imageLaurie Winkless
@[email protected]


Physicist & science storyteller. Book#1: SCIENCE AND THE CITY. Book#2: STICKY (finalist for 2023 AAAS/Subaru prize). Irish in 🇳🇿. Feminist. Opinionated. She/her
Website: lauriewinkless.com/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/laurie-winkles
My latest book: lauriewinkless.com/books/stick
Portfolio: authory.com/LaurieWinkless
Joined 2022-Nov-04
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
844 
46. profile imageSeelix
@[email protected]


Science Communicator. Cosplayer. Corsetiere. Genderqueer, pan, polyam nerd femme. . I am like a roulette wheel of hyperfocuses. Good luck with your spin!
Pronouns: they/them
Joined 2022-Nov-03
Last posted 2023-Feb-04
717 
47. profile imageLiza Gross
@[email protected]


Reporter, covering #agriculture, the #climatecrisis and oil and gas industry effects on Earth and all her inhabitants for Inside Climate News
#climate #environmentaljustice #fossilfuels #biodiversity #water #agriculture #environmentalhealth #publichealth
website: insideclimatenews.org/profile/
Pronounts: she/her
Place: Ohlone land
website: lizagross.com/
Joined 2022-Nov-07
Last posted 2023-Jan-30
646 
48. profile imageChristie Aschwanden
@[email protected]


award-winning science journalist, author NYT bestseller GOOD TO GO @wwnorton, co-host EMERGING FORM podcast, VP @ Council for Advancement of Science Writing, VP @ KVNF mountain-grown community radio, alum @FiveThirtyEight, outdoor adventurer. My parties have dancing.
Good to Go: goodtogobook.com/
Emerging Form Podcast: emergingform.substack.com/
Grand Mesa Nordic Council: youtube.com/watch?v=Q1II5d-h2i
Intellectual Humility project: ggsc.berkeley.edu/who_we_are/n
Joined 2022-Dec-13
Last posted 2023-Feb-01
609 
49. profile imageerineaross
@[email protected]


Freelance science journalist based in Oregon. tryinta figure this out but my dog keeps stealing shit & it's very distracting. She/her
Joined 2022-Nov-18
521