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
- ScreentimeA new documentary explores how the human body came together over 3.5 billion years of animal evolution.
- Gory DetailsA new recycling system turns pee into drinking water and energy, a small step toward really long-term space travel.
- Gory DetailsSwimming pools are basically chemical toilets, but here’s why I’ll keep swimming.
- Gory DetailsA skull implant made with a 3-D printer replaced the 2-inch-thick skull of a Dutch woman with the rare van Buchem disease.
- Gory DetailsThermal images of bank clerks who’ve been robbed reveal a cold nose can be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
- Gory DetailsAn Israeli police lab is studying methods to develop fingerprints on rock to identify stone throwers.
- Gory DetailsStudies that link attractiveness to other traits are often misinterpreted, including recent studies of nose bacteria and of cycling ability.
- Gory DetailsBoth armpit and ear wax secretions are smellier in Caucasians than in Asians, thanks to a tiny genetic change that differs across ethnic groups.
- Gory DetailsThree researchers are calling for the FDA to regulate feces as a human tissue rather than a drug to make it easier for doctors to perform fecal transplants.
- Gory DetailsThe problem of ‘surplus’ zoo animals reveals a divide on animal contraceptives.