Maria Temming

Staff Writer, Physical Sciences, Science News

Maria Temming is the staff writer for physical sciences at Science News. 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 Science News intern.

All Stories by Maria Temming

  1. Tech

    Human cells form the basis of this artificial eye

    Real or fake — you be the judge. Human cells were used to create this test bed for studying both the eye and eye-disease therapies.

  2. Space

    Most Americans would welcome a microbial E.T.

    People are more likely to welcome than be scared by new evidence pointing to extraterrestrial life, Americans report — at least if the E.T.’s are tiny.

  3. Tech

    How to tell if a drone is stalking you

    Is a drone surveilling you? Scientists have figured out a way to tell when it’s streaming video of you or your home.

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    Computing

    Smartphones put your privacy at risk

    Smartphones have become essential companions. But they can leak data about you. In fact, the potential for invading your privacy is higher than you might think.

  5. Archaeology

    Scientists detect mystery void in Great Pyramid of Giza

    Using high-tech tools normally reserved for studies in particle physics, scientists have found a large, hidden void inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

  6. Tech

    These robots quickly swap ‘origami’ jackets — and tasks

    Quick-change origami wardrobes help robots change their shape — and skills.

  7. Health & Medicine

    How bugs in your gut might hijack your emotions

    Tiny molecules in the brain may help bugs in the gut hijack people’s emotions. That’s the conclusion of some new research.

  8. Tech

    Meet the world’s smallest monster trucks

    These DNA-scale nano-vehicles surprised chemists. The bonds that hold their atomic building blocks in place grip the wheels more strongly than anyone had expected.

  9. Animals

    This tiny animal is apocalypse-proof

    Microscopic animals called water bears can survive nearly any kind of apocalypse, from asteroids and nuclear war to exploding stars.

  10. Climate

    Hotter air may lead planes to carry fewer passengers

    Global warming could force airplanes to carry a lighter load on each flight. This could mean fewer passengers can fly on each plane.

  11. Planets

    Hot, hot planet sets sizzling new record

    Astronomers have discovered an odd new exoplanet. Called KELT 9b, is the hottest non-star known.