Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Nov-25 14:45 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 2 followers:

This is very well done. pic.twitter.com/P8oS1nM1Di

— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) November 18, 2020

2. One retweet per 11 followers:

People for scale next to the Crew-1 @Spacex booster. She's a big girl. https://t.co/cJOG35Z8YV pic.twitter.com/90YKZN6U9D

— Emilee Speck (@EMSpeck) November 19, 2020

3. One retweet per 27 followers:

Wow: The 477 counties Biden won account for 70% of America’s economic activity (GDP). Trump’s 2,497 counties represent just 29% of the nation’s GDP.

U.S. economic geography is grossly divided. [Source: @BrookingsInst] pic.twitter.com/31Db5piQRo

— Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_) November 24, 2020

4. One retweet per 36 followers:

1/ Hello, I have a story I've been working on for a long time—long before there was a pandemic, if you can believe it. It’s about the past and future of our children’s DNA.

My cover story for @TheAtlantic: https://t.co/3eibCOW19K

— Sarah Zhang (@sarahzhang) November 18, 2020

5. One retweet per 39 followers:

It’s an unbelievably sad day for the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. After two major cable failures, the telescope is on the brink of an uncontrolled collapse and the NSF has decided to demolish the structure. https://t.co/qdtyM0DZ5o pic.twitter.com/dBYbtoLYMP

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) November 19, 2020

6. One retweet per 40 followers:

Tory MPs defending bullying. They've gone on media defending Cummings testing his eyesight, defending not feeding hungry children, defending not paying NHS staff, defending proroguing Parliament, defending breaking international law...

Is there anything Tory MPs will not defend?

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) November 21, 2020

7. One retweet per 44 followers:

“Hospitals in Kansas are calling as far away as Omaha, Denver, [and] Oklahoma City to transfer them and finding they are full, too,” Brock Slabach of @ruralhealth told @bri_sacks. “It's a scramble.”https://t.co/vVBfMF36zh

— Azeen Ghorayshi (@azeen) November 20, 2020

8. One retweet per 52 followers:

It's exciting that the two possible outcomes of the attempted coup are 1) it fails and annoying people call those warning about it "alarmist" and "dramatic" and so on for the rest of their lives, and 2) it succeeds

— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) November 21, 2020

9. One retweet per 61 followers:

This so hard. pic.twitter.com/2g8JkU3Oob

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) November 18, 2020

10. One retweet per 72 followers:

New jelly just dropped https://t.co/gbWf8NIPHP

— Doug Main (@Douglas_Main) November 23, 2020

11. One retweet per 80 followers:

the most demoralizing part of growing up has been the realization that, unlike what i was told as a child, the world's problems won't be solved by smart people with smart solutions. we've never lacked that — it's just that people in power are unwilling to change the status quo

— jane c. hu (@jane_c_hu) November 19, 2020

12. One retweet per 84 followers:

A week ago I read @edyong209's latest article, detailing the horrific onslaught of this pandemic in hospitals (https://t.co/d9ZUY56boA) and this crystalized something in my mind that I had to write about. So I wrote about it: https://t.co/5OTajHWfj0

— Roxanne Khamsi (@rkhamsi) November 20, 2020

13. One retweet per 95 followers:

CDC, in its very first media briefing in months, strongly recommends people not travel for the holidays. And if you do, wear masks inside + separate bathroom if poss for the guest. And btw, anyone not living in the home (ie college students) are also "guests"

— Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) November 19, 2020

14. One retweet per 99 followers:

"This is the story that convinced me not to go to family Thanksgiving," @juruwolfe told me.

So if you need that -- of if someone you know does -- here's my feel-bad story of the season. https://t.co/CkaaBhb4IB

— Maggie Koerth (@maggiekb1) November 20, 2020

15. One retweet per 104 followers:

Having some fun cropping shots from today’s Sentinel-6 landing. I am digging the tilt-shift quality of the pad photo due to the blur from heat distortion. And those tiny cameras for scale at the bottom... 😃 #nasa #spacex

📷 Pauline Acalin for @SuperclusterHQ pic.twitter.com/ThEJyQiYSV

— Pauline Acalin (@w00ki33) November 22, 2020

16. One retweet per 107 followers:

We rarely images of ill patients. We rarely see the suffering up close. That’s due, in part, to what @TheGoodDeath calls our culture of death denial. I wrote about why we need to *see* what the coronavirus does to us: https://t.co/5OTajHWfj0

— Roxanne Khamsi (@rkhamsi) November 21, 2020

17. One retweet per 111 followers:

A reminder.

That dot is all of us. pic.twitter.com/Dp1COwQB1b

— Sarah Cruddas (@sarahcruddas) November 21, 2020

18. One retweet per 115 followers:

I felt such relief hearing the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine news

The scientific uncertainty about whether vaccines will work is resolved. The logistics, distribution, etc that follow aren't trivial but they are within the realm of human knowledgehttps://t.co/wq3LQVSR1J

— Sarah Zhang (@sarahzhang) November 18, 2020

19. One retweet per 118 followers:

Whoever did this: thank you.https://t.co/HwWqG4OeEG

— John Timmer (@j_timmer) November 24, 2020

20. One retweet per 119 followers:

"If confirmed, a Native American for the first time would oversee 500 million acres of public lands... and control the federal agencies most responsible for the well-being of the nation’s 1.9 million Indigenous people." https://t.co/pWGn5TSIaf

— Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs) November 21, 2020