Author: Hanneke

Hanneke Weitering is a lifelong physics fanatic from Knoxville, Tennessee. While pursuing a B.S. in Physics at the University of Tennessee, she discovered her passion for science communication and dove into the world of journalism. First, she began writing stories for the Sci/Tech column at Tennessee Journalist. Afterwards she joined the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she wrote features about research being performed on the Kraken and Nautilus supercomputers.

VIDEO: Looking behind the glass

VIDEO: Looking behind the glass

Artists, scientists and engineers mix creativity with technique to master the mysterious properties of glass

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted November 3, 2015

Manhattan's own Snow White

Manhattan’s own Snow White

This woman’s love for wildlife has saved thousands of urban birds

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted August 7, 2015

The squirrel-saving stuntwoman

The squirrel-saving stuntwoman

Actress, stunt double and squirrel rescuer Adair Moran plans to open New York City’s first mammal rehabilitation center

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted July 24, 2015

What we can learn from New Horizons

What we can learn from New Horizons

NASA’s spacecraft finally flew past Pluto last week and made some startling discoveries

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted July 19, 2015

NASA opts out of new moon race

NASA opts out of new moon race

Did the U.S. make the wrong call in choosing an asteroid mission over a moon base?

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted February 4, 2015

Cold viruses thrive in cold noses

Cold viruses thrive in cold noses

Researchers learn why cooler weather correlates with more cases of the common cold

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted January 16, 2015

Finding Philae: the case of the missing comet lander

Finding Philae: the case of the missing comet lander

Two months after its historic comet landing, Philae’s whereabouts are still unknown

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted January 15, 2015

Why do we see colors with our eyes closed?

Why do we see colors with our eyes closed?

Those mysterious blobs and patterns that bedazzle the backs of your eyelids are no illusion. What you see is real light — and it’s coming from inside your eyes.

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted December 29, 2014

Secret space plane lands in California

Secret space plane lands in California

The pilotless X-37B has returned. But, the Air Force isn’t telling anyone what this spacecraft has been up to

By Hanneke Weitering | Posted October 20, 2014