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. human fetus
    Humans

    For humans, the appeal of looking at faces starts before birth

    New research suggests that 8-month-old fetuses, like newborns, are particularly interested in looking at faces.

  2. KELT 9b
    Astronomy

    Scalding hot gas giant breaks heat records

    KELT 9b’s sun blasts it with so much radiation that the planet’s dayside is hotter than most stars and its atmosphere is being stripped away.

  3. President Trump announcing withdrawal from Paris climate accord
    Climate

    U.S. will withdraw from climate pact, Trump announces

    President Trump announced June 1 that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.