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Maggie Koerth @maggiekb1 Minneapolis, MN

Sr Science Reporter at @FiveThirtyEight. Flexible enough to cover both the sex lives of pandas and gun violence in American cities.

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Joined Twitter 3/26/09


@TaneDanger @StribRoper Perfect! @bagofmoons A proud queer stag beetle apparently.Our tree is now mostly decorated. I’m told some of these pipe cleaner shapes represent the moon and the rising sun… https://t.co/aL9QSszCnk @rljourno Holy shit. Glad you’re okayI have now seen three responses to this, all of which come up with different results and maybe my solution of “I go… https://t.co/rUnZTq6SmTThe greatest gift in journalism. 👇 https://t.co/uGQIzh19JE
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthI drove a tree home on top of my car today and felt very much like an adult in a good way. I’m the Old Man now. https://t.co/Gc0KylhT4Z
11/29
2020
I think he was trying to say “How’d you sleep”, but he hung up I had to ask “what” a couple more times.“Heiden shotshcp” “What?” “Howdoshepp” “What? I’m sorry. Girls, quiet down!”Pretty sure someone just tried to creeper call me, but they were whispering and my kids just got their Tree so basi… https://t.co/5DDLps7uA8I couldn’t just walk past this Tweet, so here is some fun #dataviz Scented candles: An unexpected victim of the CO… https://t.co/KTjlOJ6g4A
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11/28
2020
@hitman131313 It’s for the other adults in my pod. Kids will probably eat one bite and hate it. @aardvarkgecko @sickboyedd HahahahaBehold: Turkey legs. Confit-ed, roasted, and basted in bourbon and brown sugar glaze. https://t.co/tY2Vtjowj2The skin on this boi tastes like spicy and sweet nuts. This is gonna be amazing. Onto roasting the confit legs. https://t.co/hBiRcIXDo3 @DotAss It’s so goood!The children have informed me they don’t like funk. https://t.co/OPMWp72boKToday is my actual Thanksgiving dinner. I’m making a bourbon and brown sugar baste, my turkey is in the oven, and I… https://t.co/SOb3U36U7eJust read a book that repeated the "corn flakes were invented to stop masturbation story." So, I looked it up and i… https://t.co/mFUY24UKWx
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthThe incredibly trippy-looking ocellated turkey, a relative of American wild turkeys that lives in Central America.… https://t.co/MfOscULcQl
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthAlways a good time for a reminder that when the Mall of America heard there'd be a Black Lives Matter protest there… https://t.co/s4QB5Nn3VJ
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthGenuinely concerned that when I can hang out with my friends in a normal way again, some primal closeness/fulfillme… https://t.co/HKdtr76qgi
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11/27
2020
On an unrelated note, did you know that someone did a poo on Apollo 10 that ended up floating around the capsule, a… https://t.co/GQGGCIOGV7
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthI am by no means an expert on this, so please let me know what other organizations I should be including on this th… https://t.co/HUfUvaBlTpThe White Earth Land Recovery Project: https://t.co/qb4v7NFlpQ Winona LaDuke's organization that's working to rest… https://t.co/7qM7ROBWQaTiwahe Foundation: https://t.co/U1FIBzEiBs Awards individual small grants to native people working to to build an… https://t.co/2kc5AsEX2FDreams of Wild Health: https://t.co/BKOhXMxs2c Native youth-led movement working to expand access to traditional m… https://t.co/yX4jA2cHAiMinnesota Indian Women's Resource Center: https://t.co/Hx6khut90D Supports women and families with education, heal… https://t.co/6D0fpPVcoIThe Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance: https://t.co/X89hhJWbOM Help native communities in our state jump star… https://t.co/jOqsmyz7rALive in the Twin Cities and looking for ways to honor and support the communities whose land we live on? Here are s… https://t.co/1NwU1xocroToday I discovered that state law requires our liquor stores be closed on Thanksgiving. Which, I'm not really again… https://t.co/9LqbE6R8Mz @danengber Holy shitsnacksHow extra is my turkey this year? Dinner isn’t until tomorrow but the legs need a whole extra day unto themselves.… https://t.co/CUVEZJRfpuThis is an amazing observation and surely someone can write a script that scrapes this data and matches it to local… https://t.co/WkReTKCFfp
Retweeted by Maggie Koerthhttps://t.co/XOm2WIMbLvArchiving @citypages the site, a thread: I crawled and archived most (all?) of the CP site so that when it goes da… https://t.co/q6thxNZL3M
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @AlanaLlama This one. Always and forever. https://t.co/twxCsWgF2tAs Americans prepare to gather for Thanksgiving, the world watches with dread and disbelief https://t.co/MrE4ozWJyf https://t.co/WdKBrPfHi2
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11/26
2020
Mask up, stay outside as much as possible, sit far apart while eating, stay small, be flexible, be safe. There's st… https://t.co/bmodoW6zod
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @marynmck Yup. They’re going confit @blindeschildpad Whatever it is I covered it in salt and white pepper and paprikaUpdate: I was able to procure a 12 pound bird. He is currently dry brining in my fridge. https://t.co/gQCQ4tauWmThis morning I appeared on @CBSNews to discuss my latest @WIRED article about why we in the media cannot flinch fro… https://t.co/bJ8l4pb9Vj
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @byrnedhead https://t.co/x9phWNT95p @jobetta That's what I need. I'm not even sure my fridge and stove have room for a 22 lb turkey. @GlennF Maybe they've watched that at their dads? No idea.Whatever is happening in this dark fantasy/hard sci-fi/magical cat girl mashup, it is, for sure A LOT. "I call on… https://t.co/rK1xJ9aMIlRan into this problem. I ordered my groceries over the weekend for delivery today and didn't consider that the only… https://t.co/Gs7dIxYzzj @MN_Litigator OMG that's wonderful.“Pause game!” *the sounds of someone getting themselves a glass of water* “Unpause game!” “And that was how the lan… https://t.co/qhsPXlIQs3“How about when we woke up they told us it was time to learn to use our powers.” “And one of the moon people shiver… https://t.co/sc324Ge1XZOverheard, as the girls play pretend in another room. “And I was being trained to kill, in the blink of an eye.” “A… https://t.co/n1qCc7ESYd
11/25
2020
And now, for the latest in the saga of Denmark's Covid-infested mink: Although buried 3 feet underground, the mink… https://t.co/uz5b1ujeZO
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @ItsTheBrandi Wait they’re back? Why?This is so good an necessary. https://t.co/f8DotUa929 @apgibson42 @AmyVernon I don't know for certain but that's what I'd suspect. Chickens are not as precious a commodi… https://t.co/1qriBulkekI love a theory of alien visitation that suggests the most prominent technology we got from them was the ability to… https://t.co/G4Wrg3QHX0 @AmyVernon Oh! I know this! It’s because of language distinctions along class lines! Cow is derived from an Anglo S… https://t.co/hD5qWVk8U8Spending $10 on hope https://t.co/X7lxWqpU7cLet’s stipulate: Getting multiple vaccine candidates in less than a year is amazing. Now, let’s admit: Distributing… https://t.co/vtRnG98KIi
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthMore on the risk, by @maggiekb1: https://t.co/dioYDXQyXc
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @treubold I’m not sure those were actually fun tho? @TheresaDewa @phoenix_7_9 @wikivictorian Wait. What is the story? And ... is she holding a squirrel?With Kerry being named climate czar, I wonder who will be appointed ocean vizier, forest mandarin, or soil lord?
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @WillOremus Thanksgiving day my pod is having a Lumpathon with junk food and booze and movies. Dinner with our kids… https://t.co/b3xAMWyeOGI clearly wasn’t following this closely enough. I didn’t realise that the half dose was accidental> Oxford Covid va… https://t.co/YCVcTGm2Kr
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11/24
2020
This morning, I got up, added another cup of water but damn that boi got thiccc overnight, and brought it up to a s… https://t.co/tEV1ArNiqcThen I dumped in a cup of wild rice and let it cook for 30 minutes. The rice wasn't done yet and it was 10:30 and I… https://t.co/FVn0Y2YTRRThen I dumped the tub of roasted squash into that. Added water. Added some roast chicken flavor Better than Bouillo… https://t.co/RaXplxMs1WA couple of days later when I finally got around to making the soup, I sauteed up a base of chopped garlic, chopped… https://t.co/pAN7pVDGODStarted off by roasting 1 Butternut and 1 Kabocha squash. Why those? Because that's what was sitting on top of my f… https://t.co/RcMy3bFFmSThe squash and wild rice stew I made myself yesterday is so good that I am going to share my half-assed "recipe" ... @ZachWeiner @earthtoerika @Vanvidum @FuSchmu Look, SOMEONE in this village has got to make the weiners.Okay, COVID sucks and all, but ordering my Thanksgiving groceries online instead of going to the store is actually… https://t.co/7zOiqaOOju @jmessersmith What the actual fuck? This is amazing. How? Why? Is this where all bait worms come from? I'm so into this now.There's more positive vaccine news out today. Our @FiveThirtyEight Podcast-19 crew has a new episode all about vacc… https://t.co/EPFX1LGSNzI've gotten a lot of Qs this fall about why/how my orch is putting so many people on stage together when the virus… https://t.co/scRf0GVpin
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthThe FDA has scheduled its final review of 2 vaccine candidates for Dec. 10. Trucks will be rolling within hours of… https://t.co/WRuOZyohcZ
Retweeted by Maggie Koerth @anildash It honestly never occurred to me that people would do this. But then, my kids' friends parents and I pret… https://t.co/eqytoWXbUS @marynmck RIGHT??? jfcThis is like agreeing to stop using condoms with a partner and never bothering to clarify whether you are exclusive.It's not even the Thanksgiving travel for me. It's the part where there was a learning pod set up for three months… https://t.co/whyGk5uGUv @WillOremus Sir, I am a 39 year old mom. I can make all the bad puns I want.I've also got a roasted squash and wild rice stew on the stovetop. Gettin' hygge with it. @FromWreckage @anne_theriault I have not! What do you like about her?It's savory oatmeal with a soft-boiled egg season, mf-ers. @douglasmack Szechuan Spice
11/23
2020
Read this and think of the implications for a whole lot of people. Excellent work and riveting photos. https://t.co/4UST2kadWk
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthNotably, my guest room has not organized itself in that time. So that's probably Hugh Despenser the Younger's fault.Fell down a British monarchy wikipedia hole and now I kinda stan Isabella of France. @violanorth @JonSCollins Hippos before hoes, I always say. @JonSCollins I don’t see the problem
11/22
2020
Look people, we can point out the need for physical isolation without unnecessarily shitting on Thanksgiving itself… https://t.co/HvPFQ7l9RGMy emails today: https://t.co/0qHzF9DpmH @Mandford It is so big
11/21
2020
In 1983, the television movie The Day After depicted full-scale nuclear war. It had an enormous impact on America’s… https://t.co/g8coaRFETN
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthThis is a fantastic piece with some nice visuals on how even a small individual-level risk can turn into massive co… https://t.co/TGn1JW2nyR
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthI am so sad about missing Thanksgiving with my family this year. My dad (a vegan) usually cooks an amazing (non-veg… https://t.co/nRcBbJaZVr
Retweeted by Maggie KoerthGood work by @maggiekb1 (and fantastic graphics by @elena___mejia). Thanksgiving is a categorical imperative probl… https://t.co/6HMEjTTpUq
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11/20
2020

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