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. Health & Medicine

    Early birds eat better

    People who love mornings tend to eat healthier food throughout the day. This could help explain why night owls tend be less healthy overall.

  2. Tech

    Wired and weird: Meet the cyborg plants

    By mixing electronics with greenery, engineers have made plants that conduct electricity, detect bombs and send email.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Could toothpaste give heart disease the brush-off?

    Brushing with a toothpaste that dyes plaque green encourages people to remove more of it. This also lowered inflammation, which may cut someone’s risk of heart disease.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Zombies are real!

    Some parasites worm their way into other creatures’ brains and alter their victims’ behavior. Meet zombie ants, spiders, cockroaches, fish and more.

  5. Brain

    Cool Jobs: Video game creators

    Meet an engineer who worked on StarCraft II, an expert building a new kind of reality and a neuroscientist who uses games as brain therapy.

  6. Tech

    One day, computers may decode your dreams

    Scientists are learning how to translate brain activity into words and thoughts. This may one day allow people to control devices with their minds.

  7. Brain

    Explainer: How to read brain activity

    Electricity underlies the chattering of brain cells. Here’s how scientists eavesdrop on those conversations.

  8. Health & Medicine

    The cool science of hot peppers

    Why are chili peppers spicy? Why does anyone crave food that burns? Uncovering this fiery veggie’s secrets could help fight pain and obesity.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Newly discovered microbe keeps teeth healthy

    A newfound bacterium halts the tooth erosion that leads to cavities. This germ or one like it might one day be added to toothpaste or mouthwash.

  10. Microbes

    Microbes mine treasure from waste

    Like miniature factories, bioreactors house microbes recruited to chew through wastes to clean dirty water, make chemicals or generate electricity.