Sid Perkins

Sid Perkins is a freelance science writer based in Crossville, Tenn.

All Stories by Sid Perkins

  1. Tech


  2. Humans

    Our Final Invention

    Computers already make all sorts of decisions for you. Imagine if the machines controlled even more aspects of life and could truly think for themselves.

  3. Researchers Bruce Mate (right) and Al Goudy prepare to tag a blue whale off Costa Rica.

    Seeking the loneliest whale

    An enigmatic whale roams the North Pacific, and next year Bruce Mate will lead a monthlong expedition to find it.

  4. Psychology

    What Makes a Hero?

  5. Chemistry

    A Tale of Seven Elements

  6. Humans

    Intel ISEF honors teens’ science

  7. Humans

    Teens take home science gold at Intel ISEF

    Self-driving vehicles, battery alternatives and analyses of galaxy clusters claim top prizes at global high school science competition.

  8. Animals

    Embracing the swarm

    Entomologist Michael Raupp is enjoying Swarmageddon. The giant batch of cicadas began emerging from the ground in late April and will be heard in some northeastern states through June.

  9. Science & Society

    The Girls of Atomic City

  10. Astronomy

    Mirror Earth

  11. Dear Future Earthlings

  12. Paleontology

    The Last Lost World