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. Tech

    Websites often don’t disclose who can have your data

    Privacy policies don’t reveal much about how websites share a user’s data.

  2. Materials Science

    Light could make some hospital surfaces deadly to germs

    A new surfacing material can disinfect itself. Room lighting turns on this germ-killing property, which could make the material attractive to hospitals.

  3. Science & Society

    On Twitter, fake news has greater allure than truth does

    In the Twittersphere, fake news gets more views than real stories, based on an analysis of more than 4.5 million tweets.

  4. Tech

    Human cells form the basis of this artificial eye

    Real or fake — you be the judge. Human cells were used to create this test bed for studying both the eye and eye-disease therapies.

  5. Space

    Most Americans would welcome a microbial E.T.

    People are more likely to welcome than be scared by new evidence pointing to extraterrestrial life, Americans report — at least if the E.T.’s are tiny.

  6. Tech

    How to tell if a drone is stalking you

    Is a drone surveilling you? Scientists have figured out a way to tell when it’s streaming video of you or your home.

  7. Computing

    Smartphones put your privacy at risk

    Smartphones have become essential companions. But they can leak data about you. In fact, the potential for invading your privacy is higher than you might think.

  8. Archaeology

    Scientists detect mystery void in Great Pyramid of Giza

    Using high-tech tools normally reserved for studies in particle physics, scientists have found a large, hidden void inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

  9. Tech

    These robots quickly swap ‘origami’ jackets — and tasks

    Quick-change origami wardrobes help robots change their shape — and skills.

  10. Health & Medicine

    How bugs in your gut might hijack your emotions

    Tiny molecules in the brain may help bugs in the gut hijack people’s emotions. That’s the conclusion of some new research.

  11. Tech

    Meet the world’s smallest monster trucks

    These DNA-scale nano-vehicles surprised chemists. The bonds that hold their atomic building blocks in place grip the wheels more strongly than anyone had expected.

  12. Animals

    This tiny animal is apocalypse-proof

    Microscopic animals called water bears can survive nearly any kind of apocalypse, from asteroids and nuclear war to exploding stars.