Erika Engelhaupt

All Stories by Erika Engelhaupt

  1. Animals

    The many efforts to lick cat allergies

    Up to one in five people around the world may be allergic to cats. Science is coming to help their desire for kitty cuddles.

  2. Animals

    Giving cats a special food may one day help people with cat allergies

    Research by pet-food maker Purina aims to disable the major allergen carried in cat saliva. It’s a protein called Fel d1.

  3. Chemistry

    Urine may make Mars travel possible

    On Earth, urine is a waste. En route to Mars, it could be a precious renewable commodity: the source of drinking water and energy.

  4. Book Review: Science Fair Season

    Review of Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch . . . and What It Takes to Win.