Allison Loudermilk

Allison Loudermilk

HowStuffWorks

Allison Loudermilk is the former editor-in-chief of HowStuffWorks.com. 
She earned her B.A. in environmental science from Barnard College and has a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia. She wrote 150 articles for HowStuffWorks and now lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

Recent Contributions

Why is snow white? It's frozen water, and water isn't white, it's clear.

By Allison Loudermilk

The tech giant has designed and sold billions of iPods, iPads, iPhones and laptops, but developing an Apple car has proven rather tricky. Will we ever see one?

By Allison Loudermilk

We're close to slaying Guinea worm in humans, only now it's arisen in dogs. The team also has news on humpbacks and on how personality and musical taste are intertwined.

By Allison Loudermilk

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It's hard to believe you've already been hanging out on Mars for four years now, Curiosity!

By Allison Loudermilk

Think you're an ace swimmer? These canines might be even better.

By Allison Loudermilk

How did it work? Is it still around? The BrainStuff team investigates.

By Allison Loudermilk

What other sport allows you to fly 30 feet into the air and perform a fliffis?

By Allison Loudermilk

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The baby camel is definitely cuter than his namesake, don't you think? No word yet on how Alexander Camelton feels about Federalism.

By Allison Loudermilk

That's according to two authors who combed through five decades of research on 160,000 kids and found that spanking leads to negative outcomes all around.

By Allison Loudermilk

And not just any artist, but post-impressionist superstar Vincent Van Gogh. All for just $10.

By Allison Loudermilk

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Tour the inside of a nuclear power plant with these illustrative diagrams to learn more about how nuclear power plants work.

By Allison Loudermilk