Kate Golembiewski

Kate Golembiewski is a Chicago-based science writer. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Discover Magazine, National Geographic Voices, and Atlas Obscura. She shares her science-storytelling in a monthly comedy series "A Scientist Walks into a Bar" at the Hideout. 

“I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic.”  When it emerged last week that President Trump downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic, public health…

Storms don’t care that there’s a pandemic. Between hurricanes lashing the coastal south and eastern seaboard and wildfires blazing uncontrollably in the west, natural disaster season is coming for…

Calvin Munerlyn, a Family Dollar security guard in Flint, Michigan, was shot and killed May 5 after telling a customer to wear a face mask inside the store. A couple days later, a McDonald’s customer…