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. Chemistry

    Cool Jobs: Counting calories

    Do calories count? A nutrition label doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet three researchers working to shed light on the complex connections between food and health.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: All about the calorie

    Calories are a measure of how much energy is in a food. But when it comes to powering our bodies, not all calories are equally available to the body.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Just viewing super-size meals can promote overeating

    Large portions of food dampen activity in a brain area involved in self-control, a new study shows.

  4. Tech

    Teaching robots right from wrong

    Robots of the future will face tricky dilemmas. Researchers are working on tools to help robots make the right choices and keep people safe.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.