Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-May-24 14:45 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 16 followers:

The best thing @justinamash did today was move the line. It’s not between Democrats and Republicans anymore. It’s between people who have read the Mueller report and people who haven’t. https://t.co/VRY7mQuKGW

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) May 19, 2019

2. One retweet per 19 followers:

So now the Environment Minister will presumably come out and speak about all the issues she’s ducked for the last couple of months? Here’s a few it would be nice to hear from her about:

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) May 18, 2019

3. One retweet per 21 followers:

god level craigslist found cat https://t.co/6fEokrU6Yl

— Elizabeth Lopatto (@mslopatto) May 23, 2019

4. One retweet per 24 followers:

This is the hardest story I’ve ever done. My first international reporting trip, my first time working with a translator (reporter/WhatsApp whisperer @PaulaMoura_BR) really complex science. And a tough but necessary truth about forest carbon offsets. https://t.co/JNJvr9sgzK

— Lisa Song (@lisalsong) May 22, 2019

5. One retweet per 36 followers:

Sometimes you just have to laugh at how silly-cool life can get here on Earth, apparently this is a "Sea Sheep" or sea slug (Costasiella kuroshimae).

How is this real?

Credit: PIC BY Ajiex Dharma / CATERS NEWS pic.twitter.com/Srmj4j1RQl

— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) May 19, 2019

6. One retweet per 38 followers:

I'm slightly aghast at how many scientists still believe the job of science journalists is simply to communicate their work. No, we are not your press officers. Our job is not just to communicate, but to interrogate what scientists do and why.

— Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) May 19, 2019

7. One retweet per 42 followers:

For half a century, the story of the birth of chaos theory left out two pioneering women programmers. Their story is now being reported in @QuantaMagazine by the ever excellent @josh_sokol: https://t.co/wS2oHJAivf

— Thomas Lin (@7homaslin) May 20, 2019

8. One retweet per 46 followers:

Last week I made a pilgrimage to Minnesota's @VoyageursNPS, home to America's highest beaver densities.

Any beaver activity is impressive to me. But Voyageurs' dams—well, they're among our most jaw-dropping natural wonders, deserving of international renown.

Time for a thread! pic.twitter.com/P4xMIGqHB4

— Ben Goldfarb (@ben_a_goldfarb) May 20, 2019

9. One retweet per 53 followers:

The rise of the far-right has been possible because old ideologies continued to be nurtured by racist intellectuals. Welcome to 21st century race science. Smart, slippery and deeply dangerous. Please do read my piece out today and order the book for more. https://t.co/VJVxvHWcnG

— Angela Saini (@AngelaDSaini) May 18, 2019

10. One retweet per 56 followers:

Speaking of planets... here's a fantastic video by Dr. James O' Donoghue (@/physicsJ) of the tilts and spins of the planets in our solar system.

As you can see, Jupiter slows down for no one. pic.twitter.com/ZF5cfRkuif

— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) May 22, 2019

11. One retweet per 57 followers:

Anti-vax doctors have been using 23andMe tests to grant vaccine exemptions.

I traced it all back to a single paper from 2008. In hindsight, one of the authors was blistering about his own paper: "It’s just not even a valid study by today’s methodology" https://t.co/dS7ZPOnJZQ

— Sarah Zhang (@sarahzhang) May 23, 2019

12. One retweet per 58 followers:

hey! i watched tuca and bertie. i really loved it, i laughed and cried a lot, and think everyone should watch it. i'm also a huge dummy who loves birds, so i went birding through the show. https://t.co/kShXixkkEI

— ryan (@RyanFMandelbaum) May 17, 2019

13. One retweet per 58 followers:

Coalition's climate policy has allowed heavy industry to increase emissions by nearly a third https://t.co/gNquRz4dZM

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) May 18, 2019

14. One retweet per 64 followers:

The Carboniferous was so strange. 1,000°F forest fires raging through waterlogged & flowerless rainforests that spanned the globe & were filled with titanic bugs. The ghosts of these primal forests are in the air around us, burning & billowing from coal plants (📸Bizley, Blakey) pic.twitter.com/FxPq66wd52

— Peter🌋Brannen (@PeterBrannen1) May 19, 2019

15. One retweet per 66 followers:

"'What’s really happening at [six weeks] is that our ultrasound technology has gotten good enough to be able to detect electrical activity in a rudimentary group of cells.'"

FYI: The so-called "heartbeat laws" are not based on an actual heart beating.https://t.co/YhdOhqhxef

— Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD (@webmz_) May 19, 2019

16. One retweet per 71 followers:

Internal CSIRO correspondence reveals the science agency was pushed to formally accept the Federal Government's approval of Adani's water plans in a single afternoon. https://t.co/fjeSP1JAU1

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) May 18, 2019

17. One retweet per 74 followers:

Today, we have a new, modern definition of the kilogram, and a few other spiffed up units to boot. But maintaining a system of units is an unending task: Soon we might need to redefine seconds. https://t.co/qMkggx7fB6

— Emily Conover (@emcconover) May 20, 2019

18. One retweet per 78 followers:

New style guide from the @Guardian:
climate skeptic => climate science denier
global warming => global heating
climate change => climate emergency
by @dpcarrington

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) May 17, 2019

19. One retweet per 79 followers:

There once was a girl from Purdue
Who kept a young cat in a pew
She taught it to speak
Alphabetical Greek
But it never got farther than https://t.co/PtUTHMv5n4

— Matthew R Francis (@DrMRFrancis) May 20, 2019

20. One retweet per 80 followers:

We got a copy of NASA's full Artemis plan from now through 2028. It's ambitious.

37 launches
5 crew landings
1 outpost starter kithttps://t.co/gbQydanK3F

— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) May 20, 2019