Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Is The 'Meth Epidemic' Overblown?
February 19 2014 6:16 PM
A Columbia University researcher looks at the evidence for media narratives on the horrors of meth, finds it lacking.
- How Doctors Are Using Google Glass In The Operating Room
February 19 2014 2:43 PM
Wearable computers turn out to be useful both as a teaching aid and data display for surgeons.
- How Your Emails Might Tell The Boss You're Going Rogue
February 18 2014 5:19 PM
If you plan to sell out your employer, be forewarned that your own emails may turn you in.
- Just How Bad Is This Winter, By The Numbers?
February 18 2014 1:09 PM
Statistics prove that this seemingly endless winter really is one of the worst in years - especially in the Midwest.
- Behind The Smile: DNA Tests Aim To ID Mona Lisa
February 17 2014 6:11 PM
The head of an Italian investigation said Friday he expects results by May or June.
- A Higher-Dimensional Jewel At The Heart Of The Stock Market?
February 17 2014 4:45 PM
One Romanian researcher is working on ways to transform stock market behavior into higher-dimensional geometry.
- Inventions By US Presidents - From Lincoln's Boat Lifters To Jefferson's Cipher Wheel
February 17 2014 1:24 PM
Most White House occupants have been lawyers, but there are a couple U.S. presidents who tinkered, too.
- Profit From Loaning Your Body To Science
February 14 2014 4:54 PM
Getting infected with diseases or trying out new drugs is one way to make money, but it's not without risks.
- Crazy Ant's Secret Weapon, Predicting Revolutions: The Week In Science
February 14 2014 12:02 PM
How the crazy ant combats its chief rival, the fire ant, and other science news this week.
- Fab Four Science: A Look At Beatles Scholarship Over The Past 50 Years
February 13 2014 5:04 PM
A Thomson Reuters analyst takes a look at 50 years of Beatlemania in academia.
- 'Pax,' Which Means 'Peace,' Is Not The Best Name For Eastern US Storm
February 13 2014 1:32 PM
Yet another winter storm has blanketed the East Coast, and some Gulf states, in snow and ice.
- LEGO Science: How Construction Toys Can Help Build STEM Education
February 13 2014 12:16 PM
Schools and parents alike find that building blocks are a fun way to nurture creativity and science appreciation in kids.
- Don't Panic, But It Turns Out Crocodiles Can Climb Trees
February 12 2014 4:57 PM
Younger crocodiles across the world show a surprising ability to scamper up tree branches.
- How A Fukushima-Like Nuclear Accident Could Happen In The US
February 12 2014 4:50 PM
Floods and fires are just as threatening to U.S. nuclear plants as they are to Japanese ones.
- Fast Facts About Multiple Myeloma, Tom Brokaw's Cancer
February 12 2014 12:27 PM
Longtime NBC news man Tom Brokaw disclosed this week that he'd been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an uncommon bone marrow cancer.
- 8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Fukushima Disaster
February 11 2014 5:00 PM
A new account of the Fukushima disaster delves into the incident, as well as the surrounding science and public policy issues.
- Just What The Eastern US Needs: More Snow
February 11 2014 12:47 PM
Areas from Alabama to Massachusetts should expect some midweek ice and snow.
- Living Cells Printed With A Stamp
February 10 2014 4:56 PM
A new method of printing living cells is inspired by both a children's toy and Chinese woodblock prints.
- Was The Copenhagen Zoo Justified In Killing Marius The Giraffe?
February 10 2014 1:24 PM
The issue of inbreeding is a common problem in zoos, and giraffes are no exception.
- Winter Weather Dangers: Power Outages, Frozen Pipes, And More
February 07 2014 10:53 PM
The many ways that winter weather threatens your heat, electricity, and water supply.