Maria Temming

Assistant Editor, Science News Explores

Maria Temming is the assistant editor at Science News Explores. Maria has undergraduate degrees in physics and English from Elon University and a master's degree in science writing from MIT. She has written for Scientific AmericanSky & Telescope and NOVA Next. She’s also a former staff writer at Science News.

All Stories by Maria Temming

  1. Psychology

    Scientists Say: Trauma

    No one experiences trauma the same way. Its effects can be physical or emotional. Immediate or delayed. Brief or long-lasting.

  2. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Pigment

    From fruits to fur to fine art, many materials get their colors from compounds called pigments.

  3. Science & Society

    Let’s learn about music

    Researchers are delving into how instruments and spaces shape our experience of music, and how computers could play a role in the future of music-making.

  4. Physics

    Scientists Say: Proton

    These positively charged particles are important building blocks in atoms.

  5. Tech

    Like an octopus, this glove lets fingers grip slippery objects

    The octopus-inspired suckers on each fingertip grab and release objects on demand.

  6. Planets

    Scientists Say: Habitable Zone

    The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures could be right for worlds to host liquid water.

  7. Space

    Let’s learn about surviving a trip to Mars

    Getting to and surviving on the Red Planet will take lots of innovation.

  8. Computing

    Scientists Say: Supercomputer

    These ultrafast computers perform complex calculations for research on cancer, quantum physics and more.

  9. Materials Science

    Let’s learn about diamond

    Diamond is born under extreme heat and pressure inside Earth and elsewhere in the universe.

  10. Tech

    Scientists Say: Virtual reality

    Virtual reality is an immersive, 3-D artificial environment created by a computer.

  11. Tech

    This robotic finger is covered in living human skin

    The advance brings super realistic cyborgs one small step closer to reality.

  12. Earth

    Scientists Say: Fault

    A fault is a crack in Earth’s crust where pieces of rock scrape past each other.