Sydney  Murphy

Sydney Murphy

Freelance Writer

Sydney Murphy is a freelance science/tech journalist based in Manhattan, New York. She is experienced in many levels of editorial work. Starting a career in journalism at a young age in her home of Phoenix, Arizona, she has published work in the Arizona Republic, Talentnook, Thriveglobal, The Wheaton Wire, BLENDtw and HowStuffWorks.

Sydney attended Wheaton College, Massachusetts, where she earned a B.A. in both Neuroscience and German Studies. With experience in journalistic writing and scientific research, she is currently attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

Recent Contributions

Your mattress might be nastier than you think. Fortunately, it's easy to clean and disinfect it.

By Beth Brindle & Sydney Murphy

While the U.S. has no draft currently, it does require military registration via the Selective Service System. What does that mean and what would happen if a draft was reinstated?

By Tom Harris & Sydney Murphy

Girls can be hard to read. Just because one is friendly to you doesn't mean she wants to go out with you -- or does it? Look for these 10 telltale signs that a girl is into you.

By Natalie Kilgore & Sydney Murphy

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If you've been told you use too many adjectives in your writing, you're probably a natural for the Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest.

By Sydney Murphy

We'll show you both a quick and dirty way, and a precise, more complicated formula for converting a Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit (and vice versa).

By Sydney Murphy

You probably had no idea your favorite weather app is probably collecting and selling your data. In fact, it's very lucrative. So how do you fight back?

By Sydney Murphy