Lillian Steenblik Hwang is a web producer for Science News for Students and Science News. Lillian has a B.S. in biology (and a minor in chemistry) from Georgia State University and an M.S. in science journalism from Boston University. As a science journalist she has worked in a wide variety of roles in both digital and print media. Lillian loves devouring books, cooking, playing video games, knitting, trying to limit herself to a reasonable number of hobbies, and going on adventures with her kids and husband.

All Stories by Lillian Steenblik Hwang

  1. A bottle of aspirin
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, scientists found a link between aspirin use and pregnancy complications

    Scientists are still learning about the risks and benefits of taking aspirin at each stage of pregnancy.

  2. a screen capture from a declassified video of an unidentified object
    Science & Society

    50 years ago, UFO sightings in the United States went bust

    In 1971, reports of unidentified flying objects were on the decline. Fifty years later, sightings have spiked thanks in part to pandemic lockdowns.

  3. bulletproof vest
    Materials Science

    50 years ago, bulletproof armor was getting light enough to wear

    In 1969, bulletproof armor used boron carbide fibers. Fifty years later, bulletproof armor is drastically lighter and made from myriad materials.