Maggie Koerth-Baker is a freelance science journalist. She writes a monthly column, "Eureka," for The New York Times Magazine and is also the science editor at BoingBoing.net, a technology and culture blog with six million monthly readers. In 2012, she published Before the Lights Go Out, a book about the future of energy and the United States electric grid. She writes about many different topics, but she is especially interested in two big ideas: how science impacts and interacts with society and culture, and how our everyday lives are shaped by the unseen systems that turn science and technology into useful tools.
A member of the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, Koerth-Baker was selected as one of Time magazine's top Twitter feeds of 2012 and was named one of the best science thinkers on the Internet by Wired magazine in 2013. Her work has appeared in magazines like Discover and Popular Science, and in the anthology The Best Science Writing Online 2012.