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

    Scientists Say: LED

    LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, light up TV screens, traffic lights and many other devices used in daily life.

  2. Brain

    Scientists Say: Cognition

    Cognition is involved in all conscious mental activity, from thinking and reasoning to remembering.

  3. Brain

    Let’s learn about reading

    Reading can be fun — but it can also be really hard. New research is exploring how to make reading easier for people of all ability levels.

  4. Earth

    Scientists Say: Humidity

    Feel sticky when you step outside on a summer day? Blame humidity — water in the air.

  5. Genetics

    Scientists Say: DNA

    Short for deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA is the molecule that determines how each living thing looks and works.

  6. 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.

  7. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Pigment

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

  8. 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.

  9. Physics

    Scientists Say: Proton

    These positively charged particles are important building blocks in atoms.

  10. Tech

    Like an octopus, this glove lets fingers grip slippery objects

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

  11. 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.

  12. Space

    Let’s learn about surviving a trip to Mars

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