Erika Engelhaupt is a contributor at National Geographic and was formerly the online science editor. She writes the column Gory Details (see older posts here), which covers the dark side of science. If it's bizarre, gross or eerily fascinating, she’s on the case.
Engelhaupt was previously a deputy managing editor at Science News magazine, a senior associate editor covering climate change at Environmental Science and Technology, and has written and performed for NPR, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Story Collider, Science News, and other publications. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.