Maria Temming

Maria Temming

Assistant Editor, Science News for Students

Previously the staff writer for physical sciences at Science News, Maria Temming is the assistant editor at Science News for Students. She 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. robotic gripper grabbing an apple

    An origami design helps this robot lift delicate and heavy cargo

    Fragile items, such as soft fruits, as well as heavier goods are in safe hands with a new robotic gripper.

  2. pills
    Health & Medicine

    Hidden compounds in many medications can trigger allergies

    Analysis of 42,000 pill recipes shows nearly 93 percent have ingredients that may cause allergic reactions.

  3. Apple headquarters
    Science & Society

    Nine companies are steering the future of artificial intelligence

    In ‘The Big Nine,’ futurist Amy Webb explores the political and economic factors that are shaping artificial intelligence.

  4. doctor carrying donor organ
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, doctors lamented a dearth of organ donors

    Fifty years ago, surgeons’ supply of heart donations was woefully low.

  5. microscopic water droplets showing iridescent rings of colored light

    How droplets of oil or water can glow vibrant colors

    Viewed from various angles, tiny droplets of water or oil glow different colors under white light.

  6. International Linear Collider

    Japan puts plans for the world’s next big particle collider on hold

    The jury is still out on whether Japan will host the world’s first “Higgs factory” — the International Linear Collider.

  7. baby wearing wire sensors
    Health & Medicine

    Wireless patches can comfortably monitor sick babies’ health

    New skin sensors that wirelessly transmit health data could offer a less invasive way to keep tabs on newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.

  8. vinyl flooring

    Why kids may be at risk from vinyl floors and fire-resistant couches

    Children from homes with all vinyl floors and flame-retardant sofas show higher levels of some synthetic chemicals in their bodies than other kids.

  9. data mining illustration
    Artificial Intelligence

    Why a data scientist warns against always trusting AI’s scientific discoveries

    Artificial intelligence that helps make scientific discoveries needs to get better at admitting its uncertainty, Genevera Allen says.

  10. insulator
    Materials Science

    A new insulation material is practically weightless yet still durable

    Extreme heat and temperature swings are no match for this lightweight insulator.

  11. robot illustrations

    Robots are becoming classroom tutors. But will they make the grade?

    Educational robots show promise for helping kids in the classroom or at home, but researchers are still figuring out how these bots should behave.

  12. breathable fabric
    Materials Science

    A new fabric becomes more breathable as you work up a sweat

    A yarn-based textile can switch from breathable to insulating and back again, depending on how much you sweat.