Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Sep-21 13:44 UTC. Entries: 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 7 followers:

This is a good question with a longish answer. But the short answer is no.

The long answer (thread) Forest management practices (which have nothing to do with 'raking forests') have absolutely contributed to the size and intensity of wildfires over the last 100 or so years. https://t.co/Dw9Pl9O3Nu

— Erin Ross (@ErinEARoss) September 14, 2020

2. One retweet per 8 followers:

For the first time in the 175-year history of Scientific American, we are endorsing a political candidate. Please vote for Joe Biden to support science, health, the environment, evidence-based policy, and reality over disinformation. https://t.co/XnQRR7Z6yS via @sciam

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) September 15, 2020

3. One retweet per 8 followers:

As a historian who has written about the Holocaust, I'll say bluntly: This is indistinguishable from the Nazi rhetoric that led to Jews, disabled people, LGBTQ, Romani and others being exterminated. This is America 2020. This is where the GOP has taken us. https://t.co/CHMLg804mp

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 20, 2020

4. One retweet per 13 followers:

BREAKING: Remember the @CDCgov guideline saying people without symptoms don't need to be tested? People said even then it was probably heavily revised by others. But my sources tell me it went beyond. 1/xhttps://t.co/OlQyH5PtUY

— Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) September 17, 2020

5. One retweet per 14 followers:

Retweet if you feel your family is not safe in the hands of Johnson's government

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) September 20, 2020

6. One retweet per 19 followers:

Julie Parrish is 1) not a scientist and 2) on the board of Timber Unity, which was formed to fight climate change policies. The group is increasingly affiliated with far-right extremist groups and white supremacist groups. She is, these days, their primary talking head. https://t.co/A6UykdnneN

— Erin Ross (@ErinEARoss) September 14, 2020

7. One retweet per 19 followers:

Retweet if Johnson, Gove & Cummings have made you ashamed to be British

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) September 20, 2020

8. One retweet per 27 followers:

Here's the many-years-long story behind today's big astronomy news: a potential (potential) sign of life on Venus.

It involves toxicity, loneliness, uncertainty, quantum mechanics, intestines, simulations, & self-doubt. The story's final word is "2020." https://t.co/7sYb9vFpM9

— Sarah Scoles (@ScolesSarah) September 14, 2020

9. One retweet per 29 followers:

Nick Ferrari to a caller on @LBC: "So you've had to go private because the NHS can't give you a test."

FFS. It's a private company - Serco - hiding behind the NHS logo and cocking up the testing.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) September 16, 2020

10. One retweet per 30 followers:

"How did Miracle Max get fired from the castle by Humperdinck?" - @pattonoswalt

"He wrote a book...he told about how Humperdinck lied about the plague" - @BillyCrystal

I AM DED.#PrincessBrideReunion#PrincessBride pic.twitter.com/XJYjg9hhrw

— Caitlin S., Masked PhD😷 (@Paleophile) September 14, 2020

11. One retweet per 33 followers:

So, listen, this is straight up, phosphorescently racist, eugenicist nonsense. Science doesn’t support it. The only purpose of this concept is to justify oppression. https://t.co/qP51qjlzIb

— Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) September 19, 2020

12. One retweet per 33 followers:

Why every woman I know is profoundly upset right now: Ruth represented us. We still live in a time when our places and voices are challenged. We are still fighting to protect our bodies, our lives, and our jobs just because we are women.

— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) September 19, 2020

13. One retweet per 35 followers:

The phosphine in Venus's atmosphere *could* indicate life, or it could mean a chemical process we haven’t seen before. Scientists have more work to do to.

But I hope today's exciting news helps you forget about The Bad Stuff for a minute or two. https://t.co/roxzxnRlKK

— Marina Koren (@marinakoren) September 14, 2020

14. One retweet per 39 followers:

I'm not an expert on politics but I am an expert on thinking about the future and here's what I'll say: Giving up is what they want. Feeling like things are pre-determined and set in stone is what they want. Getting you to throw your arms up and say "fuck it" is how they win.

— Rose Eveleth ▷▷ (@roseveleth) September 19, 2020

15. One retweet per 41 followers:

BREAKING: Scientists may have found a potential sign of life on the planet Venus. My coverage is here, for the @nytimes @NYTScience https://t.co/WDsdyJnvgP

— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) September 14, 2020

16. One retweet per 44 followers:

For the first time ever, @sciam is endorsing a presidential candidate: @JoeBiden. Read our reasoning below. https://t.co/T3HSx5IG31

— Tanya Lewis (@tanyalewis314) September 15, 2020

17. One retweet per 44 followers:

A deadly gas found in the clouds shrouding Venus might point to the presence of alien microbes in the planet’s atmosphere. That’s exciting! But experts say the observations and analysis are concerning and inconclusive. Our story @natgeo is here: (1/9)https://t.co/kfCvOeS2DW

— Nadia Drake (@nadiamdrake) September 14, 2020

18. One retweet per 51 followers:

2020: expect the unexpected pic.twitter.com/oCgcguutTV

— jane c. hu (@jane_c_hu) September 14, 2020

19. One retweet per 51 followers:

Today marks the release of my first @NatGeoMag cover story, Reimagining Dinosaurs.

Dozens of interviews. A month in the field across three continents. Writing through a pandemic. A massive team effort. It’s all led to this. Enjoy!

Read it online now: https://t.co/0d0Wj142v4

— Michael Greshko (@michaelgreshko) September 15, 2020

20. One retweet per 53 followers:

Relax your jaw.

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) September 17, 2020