Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Mar-18 13:00 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 19 followers:

John McEntee, Trump's just-fired personal aide, was fond of forging the president's signature but it was totally about fun https://t.co/h95qHMlNd8 pic.twitter.com/bnSa8K0UB1

— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) March 13, 2018

2. One retweet per 19 followers:

We've gathered all #StephenHawking's @PhysRevLett & @PhysRevD papers and made them #FreeToRead https://t.co/B06Eijizrn pic.twitter.com/4totZ4rdup

— Robert Garisto (@RobertGaristo) March 14, 2018

3. One retweet per 21 followers:

i found out the scientific reason why cats blep and i promise you will not be disappointed!!! https://t.co/663KJVBXpF

— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) March 14, 2018

4. One retweet per 22 followers:

Advice: "One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away." -Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/vTPOJEJY65

— Emily Calandrelli (@TheSpaceGal) March 14, 2018

5. One retweet per 33 followers:

Very sad to hear Stephen Hawking has passed away. He lived with the prospect of death for half a century, yet never feared it. A truly inspiring human.

“We are all different - but we share the same human spirit.“

— Joe Hanson (@DrJoeHanson) March 14, 2018

6. One retweet per 40 followers:

It’s up! Here is my deep dive into NASA’s Deep Space Network, what it means not only to me but to us all. I’d love if you took the time to read it. https://t.co/v5nClJD5Bf

— Shannon Stirone (@shannonmstirone) March 15, 2018

7. One retweet per 40 followers:

Hi everyone. I’ve got a feature out this morning that I really hope you’ll read.

It’s a story about Lambert’s Point, a neighborhood plagued by coal dust, and the ways in which the American system is set up to fail its most vulnerable communities: https://t.co/c9LF0X2Oyq

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) March 15, 2018

8. One retweet per 42 followers:

Stephen Hawking was brilliant but never won a Nobel Prize. Why? Lack of evidence confirming his work. https://t.co/G5B07nHmb4

— seth borenstein (@borenbears) March 14, 2018

9. One retweet per 56 followers:

I look at the amazing, wonderful creatures in this world and think “Effing Mars is all yours, Elon. I’m staying here and fighting for Earth” pic.twitter.com/bSgMTRRVWD

— Gwen Pearson🐜🐛 (@bug_gwen) March 12, 2018

10. One retweet per 57 followers:

"National Geographic comes into existence at the height of colonialism, and the world was divided into the colonizers and the colonized. That was a color line, and National Geographic was reflecting that view of the world.”https://t.co/WtmvmH8MYw

— Maddie Stone (@themadstone) March 13, 2018

11. One retweet per 60 followers:

Un regalo para las retinas The Aurora Named STEVE via @NASA https://t.co/BzLkImAHOx pic.twitter.com/KxBO9zna5L

— Luis Quevedo (@luis_quevedo) March 15, 2018

12. One retweet per 61 followers:

Listen very carefully to the words he uses. White racists are particularly afraid of Jews because we can "pass." When you hear white people say their enemies are "hiding" and "crafty" they are speaking of Jews who they believe are pretending to be white and getting away with it. https://t.co/jasz8Ps15g

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) March 15, 2018

13. One retweet per 67 followers:

Ok now I'm going to blow your mind.

The radio transmission we receive from Voyager 1 is SO faint that if we accumulated it for 10 TRILLION years, it could only power your refrigerators lightbulb for one second. 📡

— Shannon Stirone (@shannonmstirone) March 16, 2018

14. One retweet per 73 followers:

no, scott kelly's genes didn't change in space. that story is wrong. please stop sharing it https://t.co/moj0F2Aian

— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) March 15, 2018

15. One retweet per 73 followers:

Last night, Baltimore became the first city on the East Coast to vote to ban a particular kind of fossil fuel infrastructure (in this case, crude oil terminals): https://t.co/odjP5NDbRI

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) March 13, 2018

16. One retweet per 73 followers:

Zinke: "All Americans should have an opportunity to enjoy our national parks."

Also: Let's raise entrance fees to $70, a prohibitively expensive amount for many American families -- https://t.co/EcvMWwFzjD

— Natasha Geiling (@ngeiling) March 13, 2018

17. One retweet per 76 followers:

Facebook is under scrutiny for its outsized role in spreading political misinformation. But it’s also a platform where pseudoscience, snake oil remedies, and medical falsehoods multiply unchecked. https://t.co/eRGMjKtcqt

— Nidhi Subbaraman (@NidhiSubs) March 17, 2018

18. One retweet per 78 followers:

Heartbroken to hear of Stephen Hawkings passing. What an incredible life he led and amazing gifts he left us. He will be missed. https://t.co/XuwDhtAhgW?amp=1

— Shannon Stirone (@shannonmstirone) March 14, 2018

19. One retweet per 80 followers:

This is the essence of the Facebook debacle. They insist it’s not a “breach.” It’s worse. It’s their business model. https://t.co/zNdyNFI2WT

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) March 17, 2018

20. One retweet per 88 followers:

Novichok nerve agents were tailored by Soviet scientists to avoid detection by NATO troops. Although large quantities were never made, a few tons of “experimental” agents were produced in the early 90s...https://t.co/A03nLC6leT

— Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) March 13, 2018