Maria Temming

Assistant Managing Editor, Science News Explores

Maria Temming is the Assistant Managing 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Tech

    These robots quickly swap ‘origami’ jackets — and tasks

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Climate

    Hotter air may lead planes to carry fewer passengers

    Global warming could force airplanes to carry a lighter load on each flight. This could mean fewer passengers can fly on each plane.

  8. Planets

    Hot, hot planet sets sizzling new record

    Astronomers have discovered an odd new exoplanet. Called KELT 9b, is the hottest non-star known.