Lindsey Konkel

Freelance Writer

Lindsey Konkel likes to write stories about the environment and health for Science News for Students. She has degrees in biology and journalism. She has three cats, Misty, Trumpet and Charlotte, and one dog, Lucky.

All Stories by Lindsey Konkel

  1. Tech

    Therapeutic robots may soon swim within the body

    Scientists are designing tiny robots that may one day do work inside the human body.

  2. Animals

    Popular pesticide may harm bee flight

    In a lab experiment, honeybees flew sluggishly after eating pesticide-tainted food.

  3. Environment

    Some food-packaging pollutants mess with the thyroid

    Chemical pollutants may hurt the ability of the thyroid gland to make an important hormone. Teens may be most at risk.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Concerns explode over new health risks of vaping

    A host of brand new studies unearth worrisome health concerns related to teen vaping.

  5. Tech

    Cool Jobs: Doing real science in virtual worlds

    Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers. Scientists are using VR technology to tackle real-world problems.

  6. Ecosystems

    America’s duck lands: These ‘potholes’ are under threat

    North America’s prairies are in trouble. Scientists race against the clock for clues about how to save the plants — and animals — that call it home.

  7. Environment

    Did your burger come with a side of non-degrading pollutants?

    Perfluorinated compounds pollute the environment and might harm human health. A new study shows that one place they often show up is the paper and cardboard used to package fast foods.

  8. Animals

    Cool Jobs: Abuzz for bees

    These scientists are keeping bees healthy, making medicines for people from honey and constructing bee-inspired robots.

  9. Plants

    Warm petals may attract chilly bees

    Dark-purple violet petals are warmer than a light-purple variant. And and that warmth might explain their attraction to potentially chilly bees.

  10. Health & Medicine

    High school vapers often become heavy smokers

    New studies show e-cig ads promote vaping by teen — and their conversion to smoking tobacco.