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


  4. Astronomy

    Sounds on distant worlds

  5. Neuroscience

    That’s Disgusting

  6. Science & Society

    Science Ink

  7. Science & Society

    Blood Work

  8. Health & Medicine

    The Killer of Little Shepherds:

  9. Engineering a cooler Earth

    None of the scientists in the room so much as blinked when David Keith suggested saving the world with spy planes spraying sulfuric acid. ENGINEERING A COOLER EARTH Giant air-capture machines, like artificial trees, could cleanse the atmosphere of excess carbon dioxide. Michael Morgenstern COOL BUT DIFFERENT FIVE WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET | The […]