Articles by Roxanne Palmer
Windy Uranus, Melting Mt. Everest: The Week in Science
May 18 2013 8:45 AM
Scientists examine winds on Uranus and Neptune, "crazy" ants invade the Southwest, and a bright explosion on the Moon is visible from Earth.
Are Some Celebs Actually Immortal?
May 17 2013 3:00 PM
Probably. Click through to find out how they got that way.
What NASA Has Learned From Failure
May 17 2013 2:50 PM
If NASA's Kepler telescope is taken out of commission thanks to a faulty gyroscopic wheel, it will be another learning experience for the agency.
Mechanical Problems Stall Kepler Space Telescope
May 16 2013 10:41 AM
Two of the gyroscopic wheels that help position the Kepler space observatory aren't working, endangering Kepler's ability to look for exoplanets.
How To Get A Greener Memorial Day BBQ
May 15 2013 5:23 PM
For an environmentally-friendly backyard lawn party, chuck the charcoal grill for a gas grill; chuck the gas-powered lawnmower for an electric one.
Meet The New Members Of The ISS Crew
May 14 2013 1:52 PM
Two astronauts and one cosmonaut will be joining the three other crew members of the International Space Station this month.
Genetic Tests For Breast Cancer Often Cost-Prohibitive
May 14 2013 11:45 AM
Many women looking to assess their hereditary risk for breast cancer may find that their options are more limited than Angelina Jolie's.
Social-Media-Savvy Canadian Astronaut Coming Home
May 13 2013 4:57 PM
After an eventful weekend thanks to a coolant leak on the International Space Station, prolific Twitter user and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is flying home.
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: What Women Want
May 13 2013 1:21 AM
In "The Bear and The Maiden Fair," Jaime helps Brienne out of a tight spot; Theon loses something very dear to him; Daenerys delivers an ultimatum to the slavers of Yunkai.
Brazil's 'Atlantis,' Quantum Computers: The Week In Science
May 11 2013 8:00 AM
Researchers found pieces of what may be a lost continent; a quantum computer aces a speed test; a snail scare in Texas turns out to be unwarranted.
How Realistic Is 'Game Of Thrones'?
May 10 2013 3:09 PM
Fantasy fans tend to scrutinize the things they love intensely and mercilessly; "Game of Thrones" is no exception.
Will Cicadas Beat Locusts For Biggest-Swarm Title?
May 10 2013 3:07 PM
One trillion cicadas may descend on the U.S. East Coast in coming weeks, which might be one of the biggest insect emergences ever.