Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Sep-16 14:58 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Professional Science Writers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Professional Science Writers' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 5 followers:

scientists still don’t understand the physics behind perpetual parrot power pic.twitter.com/LEbqf4TG3N

— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) September 13, 2019

2. One retweet per 17 followers:

Everybody waited too long to cut emissions so now we have to both cut emissions harder and adapt to changes already arriving. https://t.co/KqbarpPJqU

— Eric Roston (@eroston) September 11, 2019

3. One retweet per 18 followers:

Animal intelligence is a tough subject to parse, but there's no denying that most wild creatures are more impressive than we ever gave them credit for! For @NatGeo, @natashaldaly took a look at 14 animals with incredible smarts. https://t.co/91mKaWnSfF

— Christine Dell'Amore (@cdellamore) September 11, 2019

4. One retweet per 22 followers:

Retweet if you'd like to buy John Bercow a drink for defending our democracy. #Bercow pic.twitter.com/XGvcqDSSdr

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) September 9, 2019

5. One retweet per 30 followers:

I'm surprised by the number of men who consider themselves "irreplaceable geniuses" and have left angry comments.

So I want to clarify, I stand by my argument. This is a blog post and was not professionally edited - I wrote every word.https://t.co/sEubChfdbZ

— Sarah Olson (@ReadMoreScience) September 12, 2019

6. One retweet per 34 followers:

I love WaPo and subscribe, but letting Kessler (the person to whom Plame's identity may have been leaked) write this "fact check" is malpractice. https://t.co/DVVW5bhIpN

— Rafi Letzter (@RafiLetzter) September 11, 2019

7. One retweet per 36 followers:

11 billion miles away, Voyager 2 is turning to find a star called Vega so it can guide itself on its journey. Its instruments are being shut off one by one and it’s still being told by humans on Earth, find Vega—keep going. https://t.co/LqdcXTYQ3G

— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) September 10, 2019

8. One retweet per 44 followers:

Apparently someone in the Trump administration has asked, “How can we INCREASE the misery of Bahamas hurricane survivors?” https://t.co/SGJ0oG6Dhr

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) September 9, 2019

9. One retweet per 46 followers:

1/ A thread about the big exoplanet news that was announced today, which—to be perfectly honest—was challenging for me to parse and report.. https://t.co/J1rstNGrpR

— Marina Koren (@marinakoren) September 11, 2019

10. One retweet per 57 followers:

I've received a number of responses asking whether sexist "male geniuses" are truly replaceable.

I think that as soon as we start to justify keeping a sexual harasser/misogynist in STEM because we think he has more to offer than everyone else, we have a problem.


— Sarah Olson (@ReadMoreScience) September 10, 2019

11. One retweet per 59 followers:

I see Apple announced a bunch of new products today. Here's your evergreen reminder that these products require metals and minerals mined everywhere, and the best thing you can do for the planet is to hold onto your current device until it craps out. https://t.co/uPVuMRISBn

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) September 11, 2019

12. One retweet per 71 followers:

I've been wanting to write this piece for a while. After listening to @ProfSharona speak about sexual harassment in STEM at last week's #DiversitySTEMposium, I finally found a way to put it into words.https://t.co/fhu2uQSXZP #MeTooSTEM

— Sarah Olson (@ReadMoreScience) September 9, 2019

13. One retweet per 71 followers:

Whether we voted Brexit or Remain, we all have one thing in common. For 3 1/2 years, we have had no idea from day to day what is going to happen. The UK has been paralysed. No government in living memory has created this much chaos. The Conservatives should never see power again.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) September 9, 2019

14. One retweet per 76 followers:

I don’t know who took this photo of Jane Goodall and @GretaThunberg but it is filled with hope and love. There is time to focus on the despair but there has to be room for hope too. pic.twitter.com/SzD8ttMyUy

— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) September 9, 2019

15. One retweet per 78 followers:

It's great that Deray wrote this and people are taking this seriously but it's really important to note that black women have been sounding this particular alarm for *years.* https://t.co/8LzlpTUWwp

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) September 12, 2019

16. One retweet per 79 followers:

There's more wisdom, compassion, humanity, and hope in this photo of autistic climate activist @GretaThunberg and primatologist Jane Goodall than there is in the entire Trump administration. pic.twitter.com/FIVU1deRRW

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 9, 2019

17. One retweet per 92 followers:

Really love Mayor Pete on immigration as a tool for community revitalization. All Democrats should make a big deal out of this. #DemDebate

— Dan Fagin (@danfagin) September 13, 2019

18. One retweet per 92 followers:

"This is beyond urgent. This is the 12-alarm fire that should have been acted upon years ago.”

Americans are convinced of the scientific reality of climate change and agree on the need for urgent action, @StevenMufson @brady_dennis @sfcpoll report. https://t.co/W4qMW8WQKD

— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) September 13, 2019

19. One retweet per 98 followers:

Absolutely incredible statement from a minister with this portfolio. “I don't know if climate change is manmade.” https://t.co/8Sx18ckGGx

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) September 10, 2019

20. One retweet per 98 followers:

Lihue has set or tied its record high on the last 17 consecutive days. That's likely unprecedented for any longstanding U.S. observing site. (Records at Lihue go back to 1905). https://t.co/OFvGOGuNfw

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) September 10, 2019