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.
Erika Engelhaupt's Articles
- The Science LifeAn analysis of studies asking kids to draw a scientist finds that the number of females drawn has increased over the last 50 years.
- News in BriefThe ancestor of today’s domesticated horses remains a mystery after a new analysis of ancient horse DNA.
- NewsScientists have found predictable patterns in the way our genetic machinery winds down after death.
- Reviews & PreviewsA coffee-table book explores how humans have tried to understand death through the ages.
- Reviews & PreviewsIn 'Spineless,' a former marine scientist reconnects with the seas and science through her obsession with these enigmatic creatures.
- Reviews & PreviewsA new book, Inferior, shows how biased research branded women as inferior and aims to set the record straight.
- Science & the PublicNew York magazine spurred conversation with a recent article on climate change. Will its apocalyptic approach have an impact?
- FeaturePrior to taming other species, humans selected for more docile traits among fellow Homo sapiens, a slew of recent studies suggest.
- Reviews & PreviewsIn 'Caesar’s Last Breath', best-selling author Sam Kean tells vivid stories about the gases we can’t see.
- Science & the PublicIn the fight against falsified facts, the human brain is both the weakest link and our only hope.