Erika Engelhaupt

Erika Engelhaupt is a freelance science writer and editor based in Knoxville, Tenn. She began her blog, Gory Details, while she was an editor at Science News. She continues the blog at National Geographic, where she was online science editor and managed the Phenomena science blog network. Her work has also appeared at NPR, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Story Collider podcast, and in other newspapers and magazines.

All Stories by Erika Engelhaupt

  1. Animals

    ‘World’s ugliest animal’ contest took a blobfish out of water

  2. Health & Medicine

    Why you should be only a little afraid to pee

  3. Health & Medicine


    Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach.

  4. Astronomy

    Sounds on distant worlds

  5. Neuroscience

    That’s Disgusting

    Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion by Rachel Herz.

  6. Science & Society

    Science Ink

    Tattoos of the Science Obsessed by Carl Zimmer.

  7. Science & Society

    Blood Work

    A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker.

  8. Health & Medicine

    The Killer of Little Shepherds:

    A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science by Douglas Starr.

  9. Engineering a cooler Earth

    Researchers brainstorm radical ways to counter climate change.