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

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Animals

    Cool Jobs: Abuzz for bees

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Environment

    Vaping may put your smile at risk

    As e-cigarette use among teens rises, scientists find that vaping may cause cellular damage to the mouth, gums and teeth. Even the cells’ DNA was affected.

  8. Earth

    Nicotine from smoke enters body through the skin

    Scientists have shown for the first time that nicotine from cigarette smoke can enter the body through bare skin from the air or contact with smoky clothes.

  9. Environment

    Non-scents: Pollution can confuse pollinators’ sniffers

    New research uses computers to predict how much longer it takes bees and other pollinating insects to sniff out lunch in a polluted environment.

  10. Genetics

    Why some frogs can survive killer fungal disease

    A disease is wiping out amphibian species around the globe. New research shows how some frogs develop immunity.