Maria Temming

Assistant Editor, Science News for Students

Maria Temming is the assistant editor at Science News for Students. Maria has undergraduate degrees in physics and English from Elon University and a master's degree in science writing from MIT. She has written for Scientific AmericanSky & Telescope and NOVA Next. She’s also a former staff writer at Science News.

All Stories by Maria Temming

  1. Math

    Scientists Say: Equation

    An equation states that two groups of numbers or variables are equal to each other.

  2. Computing

    Scientists Say: Machine learning

    Machine learning allows computers to learn new skills without programmers having to write out step-by-step instructions.

  3. Tech

    Teen inventors say: There’s got to be a better way

    Finalists in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search are revamping prostheses, earthquake safety systems and air travel.

  4. Science & Society

    Instagram influencers promote more unhealthy foods than other celebs

    These findings could encourage new social media regulations to protect young users from being bombarded with unhealthy ads, says teen researcher.

  5. Earth

    Let’s learn about Earth’s secret stash of underground water

    Groundwater provides drinking water to billions of people and is used to water crops worldwide.

  6. Life

    Scientists Say: Cellulose

    Cellulose is an abundant natural polymer found in plants and algae. It’s used to make everything from paper to clothing.

  7. Earth

    El volcán de Santorini erupciona más cuando baja el nivel del mar

    Los datos que demuestran esta relación entre las erupciones de este volcán griego y el nivel del mar se remontan al menos a 360,000 años.

  8. Earth

    Scientists Say: Richter Scale

    The Richter scale and other magnitude measures reveal the strength of an earthquake.

  9. Math

    Let’s learn about pi

    It’s not just an excuse to eat pastries. This number helps describe everything from the smallest particles to planets orbiting other stars.

  10. Physics

    Scientists Say: Dark Energy

    Dark energy is the unknown force causing the universe to expand faster and faster.

  11. Life

    Scientists Say: Eukaryote

    Eukaryotes are living things whose cells package their genetic material inside a pouch called a nucleus.

  12. Animals

    Goldfish driving ‘cars’ offer new insight into navigation

    Fishes’ internal sense of direction is not limited to their natural environment. The latest Wild Things cartoon from Science News for Students.