Maria Temming

Maria Temming

Staff Writer, Physical Sciences

Maria Temming is the staff writer for physical sciences at Science News. Maria has undergraduate degrees in physics and English from Elon University and a master's degree in science writing from MIT. She has written for Scientific AmericanSky & Telescope and NOVA Next. She’s also a former Science News intern.

All Stories by Maria Temming

  1. bioengineered lungs in a bioreactor tank
    Health & Medicine

    Scientists successfully transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs

    Pigs implanted with lab-grown lungs recovered from surgery with no breathing problems.

  2. child wearing a Google Glass headset
    Health & Medicine

    Google Glass could help children with autism socialize with others

    Google Glass has a new lease on life, and this time it’s helping children with autism improve their social skills, a pilot trial suggests.

  3. fake news detector illustration
    Science & Society

    People are bad at spotting fake news. Can computer programs do better?

    Fake news–finding algorithms could someday make up the front lines of online fact checking.

  4. electronic spray illustration
    Tech

    A new kind of spray is loaded with microscopic electronic sensors

    For the first time, researchers have built circuits on microscopic chips that can be mixed into an aerosol spray.

  5. robot catching a cephalopod
    Animals

    New ‘Poké Ball’ robot catches deep-sea critters without harming them

    A machine that gently catches and releases animals underwater could help researchers take a more detailed census of the deep sea.

  6. illustration of computer code
    Computing

    Solving problems by computer just got a lot faster

    A new computer program sifts through all possible solutions to find the best answer to a given problem far faster than other algorithms.

  7. virtual reality therapy program
    Health & Medicine

    Scared of heights? This new VR therapy could help

    Virtual reality may be good training ground for facing your fears in real life.

  8. IceCube Neutrino Observatory
    Particle Physics

    50 years ago, neutrinos ghosted scientists

    In the last half-century, neutrino detectors have spotted particles cast out by the sun, supernova 1987A and a supermassive black hole.

  9. human-made diamond
    Materials Science

    Designer diamonds could one day help build a quantum internet

    A new design in artificial diamonds stores and releases quantum information better than others.

  10. Parker probe illustration
    Astronomy

    NASA’s Parker probe is about to get up close and personal with the sun

    The Parker Solar Probe is about to make a historic voyage to touch the sun.

  11. exoplanet
    Astronomy

    Astronomers snap the first baby pictures of a planet

    New telescope images give the clearest view of an exoplanet embryo yet.

  12. Hayabusa2 spacecraft illustration
    Astronomy

    Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrives at the asteroid Ryugu

    The Hayabusa2 spacecraft says “hello” to near-Earth asteroid Ryugu.