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. lithium dendrite crystals
    Materials Science

    Nobel Prize–winning technique illuminates the fibers that set off battery fires

    Scientists get a closer look at the filaments that ruin lithium-ion batteries from the inside out.

  2. robot surgery
    Health & Medicine

    Robotic docs can boost surgery time and cost

    Robots in the OR may not be worth the extra time or money for all procedures.

  3. Go stones on a Go board
    Artificial Intelligence

    The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human input

    AlphaGo Zero is the first AI system of its kind to learn the game just by playing against itself.

  4. child in hospital bed

    This stretchy implant could help kids avoid repeated open-heart surgeries

    A new type of surgical implant grows along with its recipient.

  5. Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama)

    Watch this cuttlefish-inspired ‘skin’ morph into a 3-D shape

    New silicone material mimics cephalopod shape-shifting for quick camouflage.

  6. Tech

    Superbugs may meet their match in these nanoparticles

    Quantum dots and antibiotics hit bacteria with a one-two punch.

  7. courteous robot

    The rise of respectful robots

    A new roaming robot knows how to keep out from underfoot.

  8. atomic clock

    New atomic clock is most precise yet

    This next-gen atomic clock ticks at a steady beat, but time will tell just how well it tells time.

  9. oragami robots

    Origami outfits help these bots change tasks swiftly

    These robots change shape by slipping into different origami exoskeletons.

  10. Tech

    In these bot hookups, the machines meld their minds

    A new type of robot can team up with its fellows to form a single-minded machine.

  11. pollen on a bee under UV light

    Pollen hitches a ride on bees in all the right spots

    Flower reproduction depends on the pollen that collects in hard-to-reach spots on bees, a new study shows.

  12. machine learning illustration
    Artificial Intelligence

    Machines are getting schooled on fairness

    Machine-learning programs are introducing biases that may harm job seekers, loan applicants and more.