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Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2023-Feb-04 15:16 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 11 followers:

The original Memphis police statement from January 8 is completely obscene pic.twitter.com/X7PAQzAOFp

— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) January 28, 2023

2. One retweet per 22 followers:

I have had @netflix since 1997 (Oh god 26 years) and their new password policies requiring monthly log-ins and travel codes (treating customers like criminals) AND the fact that they cancel every new series after the 1st season I'm genuinely considering canceling my subscription.

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) February 2, 2023

3. One retweet per 24 followers:

Instead of weakening the curriculum for millions of students across the United States why didn't College Board just say they wouldn't offer the course in Florida?

— Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis (@KendraWrites) February 1, 2023

4. One retweet per 50 followers:


Nobody asked for it.

I'm doing it.

Here's everything technical you might want to know.... 🧵 pic.twitter.com/iYJj7svkGR

— Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) February 3, 2023

5. One retweet per 90 followers:

What am I paying for at this point @netflix? Old content that I can get elsewhere, original shows I can't rely on to progress beyond one season, and making access to the service as complicated and inconvenient as possible? What's your value? Make an argument for your existence.

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) February 2, 2023

6. One retweet per 101 followers:

Many have worried these past few years about what effect lockdowns and other covid mitigation measures might have had on our children’s immune systems, especially babies and infants. So I dug into the science for New Scientist’s immune system special.https://t.co/yW1TuuhQUk

— Penny Sarchet (@PennySarchet) February 1, 2023

7. One retweet per 121 followers:

Last month the Washington Post ended publication of its award-winning magazine and laid off its brilliant, irreplaceable staff.

Today, on their last day at their jobs, magazine employees & @PostGuild members are bringing the magazine archives to @librarycongress for posterity. pic.twitter.com/NtPwxpqFIW

— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) January 31, 2023

8. One retweet per 122 followers:

A conversation in Discord just reminded me: It's a new year, so cosplayers and sewists should all go check their flexible tape measures against a ruler or cutting mat to make sure they haven't stretched out over the past year!

— Seelix the Ninth (@seelix) January 31, 2023

9. One retweet per 129 followers:

They can arrest you for protesting that your work does not pay enough to feed your family.

They can arrest you for protesting that your work does not pay enough to heat your home.

They can arrest you for protesting that your government is corrupt.#RightToStrike

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) January 30, 2023

10. One retweet per 132 followers:

"They're awfully pushy considering that we've paying through the end of this school year."

Um. The recordings are *wild.* Hear how UnitedHealthcare works to deny paying for needed medical treatment.https://t.co/RaZzJn8MdC

— Lisa Song (@lisalsong) February 2, 2023

11. One retweet per 135 followers:

There is no “anti-science” attitude more insidious than the idea that the truth is represented by what the “majority” of scientists think at any given moment. Almost as bad: Stating that “most scientists” agree on something without any evidence that they do.

— @mbalter — investigations and commentary (@mbalter) January 30, 2023

12. One retweet per 145 followers:

H5N1 bird flu is very scary. @zeynep argues for immediate action. "This time, we have not just the warning, but also many of the tools we need to fend it off. We should not wait until it’s too late." https://t.co/ToBWOaV6NP

— Alexandra Sifferlin (@acsifferlin) February 3, 2023

13. One retweet per 150 followers:

I'm thrilled that a 2nd edition of @Open_Notebook's book THE CRAFT OF SCIENCE WRITING will be published by @UChicagoPress! This expanded edition will include chapters by @edyong209 @carlzimmer @laurahelmuth @rpocisv @alexwitze @sarahzhang, @wudanyan & MANY others! (1/n) pic.twitter.com/ClnKjwMCYj

— Siri Carpenter (@SiriCarpenter) February 1, 2023

14. One retweet per 151 followers:

This map (based on @FracTracker analyses) shows exactly why community and #EJ groups worked so hard to create newly enacted safety setbacks from oil drilling. My latest explores why they're not about to let the oil industry overturn their hard-won gains. https://t.co/QUt5lmc9Eb pic.twitter.com/uhK79BGlnf

— Liza Gross (@lizabio) January 30, 2023

15. One retweet per 168 followers:

Hi friends. If you're keen to learn more about the 'sponge city' concept, I've added my Forbes article on it to my website, where it can be read freely, with no pop-ups #flooding #spongecity #aucklandflooding https://t.co/skQw6CeySI

— Laurie Winkless (@laurie_winkless) January 29, 2023

16. One retweet per 183 followers:

As @israelizreal wrote about today, cops are being (further) primed to fight their city's citizens like enemies in a war zone. It's not gonna get better with this shit.https://t.co/FqHUWHh8YK pic.twitter.com/H0i9Djtuaa

— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) January 28, 2023

17. One retweet per 185 followers:

Debates around whether "chronic fatigue syndrome" and "long covid" are "psychological" vs "real" are mind-bogglingly unscientific. Both terms are catch-alls encompassing many different ills. Scientists who use precise criteria and modern tools have found biological abnormalities.

— Miriam E. Tucker (@MiriamETucker) January 30, 2023

18. One retweet per 190 followers:

Leonard Susskind: "The second law of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are as deep as the Higgs boson or particle physics."
*Whispering*: "Actually they're deeper." "Hope I am not disowned by my particle physics friends." https://t.co/7wVsYfnCsi

— Ash Jogalekar (@curiouswavefn) January 30, 2023

19. One retweet per 196 followers:

a bird changed my life yesterday pic.twitter.com/bDikWGAots

— ryan - [email protected] (@RyanFMandelbaum) February 1, 2023

20. One retweet per 209 followers:

so how's that going pic.twitter.com/jZRo4VTvLn

— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) January 28, 2023