Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Cardboard Furniture: Everyday Industrial Materials Get A Makeover [PHOTOS]
July 29 2013 1:06 PM
Think outside the cardboard box.
- Science Vs Science Fiction: Reality Still Has A Long Way To Go
July 27 2013 8:14 PM
The wondrous technological marvels of science fiction are still a long ways away.
- Turkey Exonerates Bird Suspected Of Spying For Israel
July 27 2013 2:04 PM
A wayward kestrel was released after Turkish officials found he wasn't bugged by Israel.
- How Chameleons And Cephalopods Change Colors
July 27 2013 1:58 PM
Some animals can manipulate the pigment-containing cells of their bodies to execute quick costume changes.
- Cairo Violence Kills Dozens Of Pro-Morsi Protesters
July 27 2013 10:26 AM
Egyptians calling to restore ousted President Mohammed Morsi were attacked by security forces on Friday and Saturday.
- Cat Allergy Cure, Mouse Inception: The Week In Science
July 27 2013 8:00 AM
The protein responsible for cat allergies has been identified; false memories have been planted in mice.
- Kepler Space Telescope's Days Of Searching For Alien Worlds Are Numbered
July 26 2013 10:04 AM
NASA has gotten some troublesome wheels to start spinning again, but the high friction generated is problematic.
- Feds Plan To Kill Barred Owls To Save Spotted Owl
July 25 2013 5:31 PM
The barred owl has been outcompeting its endangered cousin, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans on stepping in.
- Bad Moon Rising: Lunar Cycle Influences Sleep Cycle, Scientists Find
July 25 2013 2:51 PM
Scientists found that a full moon seems to exact a baleful influence on humans' sleep patterns.
- Zonkeys And Ligers And Wholphins, Oh My! [PHOTOS]
July 25 2013 12:20 PM
Life finds a way -- even across species boundaries.
- Gene That Makes Oil Palms Oilier Identified
July 24 2013 4:40 PM
A newly discovered gene could help balance the demand for palm oil with the desire to conserve rainforests.
- NASA Investigating Helmet Water Leak That Cut Spacewalk Short
July 24 2013 1:14 PM
Even the tiniest malfunction in a spacesuit is taken very seriously.
- Scientists Comb Mussel's Beard, Find Secret To Its Strength
July 23 2013 5:10 PM
The threads that anchor mussels to rocks are almost as thin as hairs, but turn out to be surprisingly strong.
- No Joke: You're Safer In the City
July 23 2013 3:55 PM
You're much more likely to die from an injury out in the country than in a metropolis.
- They Call Him Flipper, And He Whistles Back
July 23 2013 11:34 AM
Dolphins living off the coast of Scotland responded to recordings of themselves, and of friends and family.
- Wildfires More Frequent In Present-Day Alaska Than In Past 10,000 Years: Study
July 22 2013 5:01 PM
Fires are striking the Yukon Flats with more frequency than any time in the past 10,000 years, scientists say.
- 5 Of The Stinkiest Plants And Animals In Nature
July 22 2013 3:04 PM
Be sure to hold your nose if you meet any of these plants or animals out in the wild.
- Robot Skin That Lights Up With A Touch
July 22 2013 11:59 AM
Robots of the future may have smart skin covering their metal bodies.
- Crooning Bats, King David's Palace: The Week In Science
July 20 2013 8:00 AM
Male free-tailed bats catch mates with song; chimps have long memories; King David's palace unearthed in Israel?
- Ice Cream Innovations, From Ancient China To NASA
July 19 2013 4:31 PM
For thousands of years, humans have lusted after iced treats in the summertime.