Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Jul-18 13:44 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 24 followers:

Born #OTD: German chemist and chancellor Angela Merkel. Here's a paper from her early research on a quantum chemical study of an organic reaction, published in JACS in 1988. She's one of the very few major political leaders in history with a bonafide science background. pic.twitter.com/SfxKmub6Bn

— Ash Jogalekar (@curiouswavefn) July 17, 2018

2. One retweet per 29 followers:

In the 1930s, the biggest weapon the Nazis had was disbelief that anyone would do such things. We now know what people are capable of. Don't for one minute underestimate what Trump and the 21st century fascists are capable of.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 16, 2018

3. One retweet per 41 followers:

The BBC has never covered the story of how the Conservatives are de-funding and selling off the NHS. It never covered the massive opposition by medical colleges and unions to the 2012 Health & Social Care Act. Consequently, most people have no idea why the NHS is in crisis. https://t.co/HAWFL4JlK2

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 12, 2018

4. One retweet per 47 followers:

My fellow Americans, we've got to up our protest sign game. pic.twitter.com/F2DldwsTUb

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) July 14, 2018

5. One retweet per 49 followers:

1 like = 1 thing I find awesomely interesting in the animal kingdom. Could do with some positivity. I can't do this all day but let's go

— Jennifer Harrison (@GeneticJen) July 12, 2018

6. One retweet per 57 followers:

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— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) July 15, 2018

7. One retweet per 57 followers:

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— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) July 15, 2018

8. One retweet per 58 followers:

Corbyn was doing this while Thatcher was calling Mandela a terrorist #MandelaDay #Mandela100 pic.twitter.com/cjb4xLjE9d

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 18, 2018

9. One retweet per 62 followers:

When you're so self-absorbed and self-involved you misplace the Queen of England. pic.twitter.com/89CIMXtTl8

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) July 13, 2018

10. One retweet per 62 followers:

Be skeptical of biotechs that are:

Founded by smart college dropouts with no background in drug development.
Backed by VCs who primarily fund tech and not biotech.
Based on belief that computational approaches will solve tough problems where experimental approaches have failed.

— Ash Jogalekar (@curiouswavefn) July 16, 2018

11. One retweet per 64 followers:


— rae paoletta (@PAYOLETTER) July 12, 2018

12. One retweet per 70 followers:

The more I read Twitter the more I realize why so many people in #STEM do not make it, or quit.

• Many who made it up kick the ladder off
• Arrogance is rampant
• Discouraging is plentiful
• Putting prestige over people's well-being
• Privilege passing for greatness

— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) July 14, 2018

13. One retweet per 71 followers:

This man should go fuck himself. RT if you agree. https://t.co/omN2x2YhRF

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) July 14, 2018

14. One retweet per 72 followers:

RT @robives @RaminNasibov: Some of Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura amazing interactive paper toys. pic.twitter.com/qLdPmUccH2

— Marc Abrahams (@MarcAbrahams) July 14, 2018

15. One retweet per 77 followers:

We need an enquiry into what they do at Eton. Has there ever been a school whose ex-pupils - Cameron, Boris and the rest - have been so incompetent and untruthful and caused so much damage to the fabric of our country?

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 12, 2018

16. One retweet per 81 followers:

You could feel it in the air. My wife and I inadvertently got caught up in the Tommy Robinson march before getting to the anti-racist demo. Very threatening. These people are intimidating thugs. Precisely like the 1930s' black shirts. https://t.co/5TpSJsqpMk

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 14, 2018

17. One retweet per 84 followers:

The rich and powerful are running riot - in the UK and US. They have hijacked our political systems. They are unchecked and unaccountable. They are treating electorates with contempt. Unless decent people and decent politicians stand up and fight for it, our democracy is going.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) July 12, 2018

18. One retweet per 86 followers:

This is why the world is a crap hole... idolizing nothing-doers just because they have money. Ugh. Humans.

— Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_) July 15, 2018

19. One retweet per 86 followers:

A new infection that responds to almost none of the few drugs available to treat it appeared simultaneously on 4 continents - and that's not the scariest part. Me at @WIRED: https://t.co/aEwRJ3V8U7

— Maryn McKenna (@marynmck) July 13, 2018

20. One retweet per 88 followers:

Sorry friends, but Jupiter no long has 69 moons. It’s got at least 79 now, and one of them is kind of weird! https://t.co/TIhuQM1mUN pic.twitter.com/GwYFtA3Srn

— Loren Grush (@lorengrush) July 17, 2018