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Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2021-Oct-23 14:02 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 29 followers:

A new special project from @nytclimate @nytgraphics:

⁰⁰The Dixie Fire, this year’s largest blaze, stirred up massive firestorms, again and again. Using high-resolution radar data, we visualized the towering storm clouds, in 3D.https://t.co/WXMySTkaY6 pic.twitter.com/JD7xUtwcSZ

— Nadja Popovich (@PopovichN) October 20, 2021

2. One retweet per 32 followers:

So! We've got another new volcano erupting: this time, it's Mount Aso, in Western Japan.

Got questions? Here are some answers. A short thread: https://t.co/obcOsXnUYp

— Dr Robin George Andrews 🌋 (@SquigglyVolcano) October 20, 2021

3. One retweet per 42 followers:

Why is the UK public settling for a new "normal" of nearly 1,000 deaths a week? My piece today: https://t.co/g9SsFwO7Ob

— Hannah Devlin (@hannahdev) October 16, 2021

4. One retweet per 49 followers:

Thread detailing all the ways this man is a monster and absolutely exhausting we have to go over this again. https://t.co/YvnjFVzvcJ

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) October 19, 2021

5. One retweet per 62 followers:

Indian-American astrophysicist and Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born #OTD 1910. Perhaps the greatest mathematical astrophysicist of the 20th century, Chandra as he was known applied hard math to black holes, stellar dynamics, radiative transfer and other fields. pic.twitter.com/R5PYRD7UT0

— Ash Jogalekar (@curiouswavefn) October 19, 2021

6. One retweet per 76 followers:

Two blue whales, side by side, in perfect synchrony. https://t.co/5aTGdA2T9J

— Dr Helen Scales (@helenscales) October 21, 2021

7. One retweet per 76 followers:

These DeJoy conflicts of interest are not a technicality. They’re not a small thing. He is destroying the United States Postal Service in order to enrich its private competitors. https://t.co/taZlzWIdV5

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) October 21, 2021

8. One retweet per 100 followers:

This is not a still from some sci-fi desert-planet thriller. It's a photo of Turkmenistan's Gates of Hell, the remains of a 1970s gas drilling accident.

Lore suggests they ignited it to burn off the gas. It's burned ever since. (Person circled in green for scale.) pic.twitter.com/KH65UgNhXz

— Eric Roston (@eroston) October 20, 2021

9. One retweet per 105 followers:

I've just learned that Pikachu is based on the pika, a rodent that's basically a cross between a rabbit & a rat but far cuter than both. And since they eat flowers, they're often walking around with wildflowers in their mouths! And that just made my week so I hope it helps yours. pic.twitter.com/7ft4i6XXpz

— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) October 19, 2021

10. One retweet per 110 followers:

This is a disaster on so many levels. Perhaps worse. https://t.co/mq1HKZr2Kl

— Elizabeth Kolbert (@ElizKolbert) October 16, 2021

11. One retweet per 142 followers:

Here's me on this - to be frank - shitshow. Let's be clear that the government's (in)actions are wholly political. We're not talking about lockdowns here, after all.https://t.co/muw4OMnV1e

— Philip Ball (@philipcball) October 20, 2021

12. One retweet per 147 followers:

Because I can see where this is going...

Colin Powell was fully vaccinated...and 84 years old...aka his death is an unfortunate reminder of why boosters are needed for older adults (i.e., weaker immune systems)... and of why the pandemic needs to be brought under control ASAP. https://t.co/QNX4Gux2es

— Nsikan Akpan, PhD (@MoNscience) October 18, 2021

13. One retweet per 151 followers:

By @diamoric_comix pic.twitter.com/f7yBpzD7UC

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) October 19, 2021

14. One retweet per 165 followers:

#COP26 warning: There's going to be a LOT of media attention. That's very good. But it also means you're going to get a LOT of takes on what it all means.

Going to get a head start and give you THE take.

Ok, not really, but here's a framework to put the takes in their place.🧵

— Akshat Rathi (@AkshatRathi) October 21, 2021

15. One retweet per 170 followers:

Guess I should update this. pic.twitter.com/KIhrXdoYoy

— Eric Roston (@eroston) October 18, 2021

16. One retweet per 178 followers:

Volcanoes erupt all the time. Many are harmless and elicit nothing but joy. Others are entirely destructive and engender horror.

But most eruptions inspire fear and awe together. How do volcanologists handle this emotional paradox?

Me, for @TheAtlantic https://t.co/oUSt1N7aqk

— Dr Robin George Andrews 🌋 (@SquigglyVolcano) October 18, 2021

17. One retweet per 190 followers:

Sad to hear that the UK’s first MA degrees in Black British history and Queer history are facing cut backs — these studies are SO important. Solidarity with all the staff + students fighting this! @GoldsmithsUoL @QueerHistGold @GoldsmithsUCU

— Adam Zmith (@AdamZmith) October 18, 2021

18. One retweet per 195 followers:

Here's what we need: a silly workplace sitcom about scientists, showing the everyday side of science. not the fancy shit, not the high-stakes shit, just the like...frustrations of experiments not working, staring at computer screens, lab shenanigans

— JoAnna (@JoAnnaScience) October 19, 2021

19. One retweet per 197 followers:

We're looking for freelance copy editors & fact-checkers to work with @SciAm. We offer competitive rates, prompt payments, fascinating material & kind colleagues. (We do use the @KSJatMIT fact-checker database.) Please DM me or @ChristiKeller10 & thanks for sharing! @culturedish

— Laura Helmuth (@laurahelmuth) October 21, 2021

20. One retweet per 229 followers:

Today’s distraction – playing with ideas for this year’s holiday sugar cookie. Starship TPS tiles (some of them broke in attempt #1). pic.twitter.com/gSlfX9rZw9

— Pauline Acalin (@w00ki33) October 18, 2021