Anna Gibbs

Science writing intern, Spring 2022, Science News

Anna Gibbs was the spring 2022 science writing intern at Science News. She holds a B.A. in English from Harvard College.

All Stories by Anna Gibbs

  1. Animals

    Sleepy mosquitoes prefer dozing over dining

    Mosquitoes repeatedly shaken to prevent slumber lagged behind well-rested ones when offered a leg to feed on.

  2. Space

    Ancient volcanoes may have left ice at the moon’s poles

    Volcanic eruptions billions of years ago may have produced several temporary atmospheres on the moon that held water vapor.

  3. Tech

    Teens’ new tech would send alerts to reduce preventable deaths

    A trio of teen innovations created devices that can speed up the response time to pool accidents, overheating in cars and combat-related injuries.

  4. Animals

    A dog’s breed doesn’t say much about its behavior

    Many people associate dog breeds with specific behavioral traits. But breed appears to account for only about 9 percent of behavioral differences.

  5. Animals

    Here’s why cricket farmers may want to go green — literally

    Crickets are great sources of protein, but they often kill each other in captivity. Green light could help solve the problem, two teens find.

  6. Tech

    Teen-designed tech could expand access for people with disabilities

    Several inventors at the 2022 Regeneron ISEF competition offered creative solutions that translate sign language and help blind people navigate.

  7. Environment

    Bubbles could help remove trash from rivers

    One young engineer devised a way to make bubbles sweep away the trash floating down a creek, like the one in her backyard.

  8. Plants

    Electric shocks act like vaccines to protect plants from viruses

    To protect crops against viruses in their home country of Taiwan, two teens invented a novel approach to fight blights.

  9. Chemistry

    Cellulose may keep ice cream from turning gritty in your freezer

    Adding nanocrystals extracted from wood avoids the growth of ice crystals, keeping your treat smooth and creamy.

  10. Microbes

    Kitchen sponges are bacteria’s dream home

    Sponges are favorite spots for bacteria, partly because of the mixed-housing environment that the cleaner-uppers offer microbes.

  11. Animals

    Orcas can take down the largest animal on the planet

    For the first time, scientists observed that orcas can kill blue whales by using the same hunting techniques that have worked on other large whales.