Kathryn Hulick

Freelance Writer

Kathryn Hulick is the author of Strange But True: 10 of the World's Greatest Mysteries Explained, about the science behind paranormal mysteries, including ghosts, aliens, sea monsters and more. A sequel about the future of technology comes out in 2020. Hulick also writes regularly for Science News for Students and Muse magazine.

 

Her favorite part of writing about science is getting to speak with researchers in many different fields. Once, she spoke with an expert on parallel universes while he was shoveling snow from his driveway.

 

Hulick lives in Massachusetts with her family and most enjoys hiking, gardening and learning about robots.

All Stories by Kathryn Hulick

  1. Tech

    5G promises new energy savings for digital tech

    A new way to transmit wireless communications promises time and energy savings by using networks of smaller cells.

  2. Tech

    Greening your digital life

    The less electricity you use while playing video games or using your devices, the less impact you’ll have on climate change.

  3. Tech

    Training AI to be really smart poses risks to climate

    As artificial intelligence models grow larger and consume more energy, experts have begun to worry about their impact on Earth’s climate.

  4. Math

    What the mummy’s curse reveals about your brain

    A man died soon after opening a mummy’s tomb. But don’t assume the mummy killed him. Statistics help explain why coincidences may not be meaningful.

  5. Tech

    Bye-bye batteries? Power a phone with fabric or a beacon with sound

    New piezoelectric systems produce electricity in unusual ways, such as when a certain nylon bends or underwater ceramics vibrate.

  6. Tech

    New device tells smiles from frowns — even through a mask

    Most facial-recognition software has to see the whole face to work. The new type can reconstruct an entire expression from just viewing your cheeks.

  7. Tech

    Ordinary paper turns into flexible human-powered keypad

    Engineers have figured out how to turn sheets of paper into rugged, low-cost electronic devices, such as a computer keypad.

  8. Psychology

    You should guess answers to your homework before searching online

    Over a span of 11 years, an increasing share of students performed more poorly on exams than on their homework. Online homework help may explain why.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Healthy screen time is one challenge of distance learning

    How you use screens is more important than the amount of time you spend on them. Sit less, experts say, and use those screens mainly to learn and engage with others.

  10. Animals

    Are coyotes moving into your neighborhood?

    How do coyotes survive in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago? Researchers and citizen scientists are working together to find answers.

  11. Tech

    A robot referee can really keep its ‘eye’ on the ball

    Have you ever yelled at a referee for making a bad call? Technology has begun taking over some calls in an attempt to make sports fairer.

  12. Plants

    Silk-based microneedles may help treat diseased plants

    Engineers have invented silk microneedles to inject medicines into plants. One day farmers might use drones to dart their sick plants with meds from the air.