Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Schizophrenic Mice Have Brains In Overdrive
October 16 2013 3:06 PM
An abnormally overactive "default mode network" in the brain may cause the symptoms of schizophrenia.
- Scientists Squeeze DNA From Pearls
October 16 2013 11:03 AM
Swiss researchers have found a way to (gently) extract DNA samples from pearls.
- New Iraq War Death Toll Estimate: 461,000 Dead
October 15 2013 5:46 PM
A new mortality survey of Iraqi households finds nearly a half a million deaths stemming from the conflict.
- Scientist, Experiment On Thyself!
October 15 2013 3:25 PM
Sometimes the lab rat is the one in the lab coat.
- Scientific American Blog Editor Accused Of Sexual Harassment
October 15 2013 12:04 PM
Playwright Monica Byrne said Scientific American blog editor Bora Zivkovic sexually harassed her at a business meeting.
- Seeing In 3D, With Just One Eye
October 15 2013 11:49 AM
Sensing depth with one eye gets easier if you view a picture through a small aperture, researchers say.
- Fruit Flies As A Window Into Head Injuries
October 14 2013 4:06 PM
A University of Wisconsin-Madison-led team proposes a way to model head injuries in fruit flies.
- Scientific American Removes Black Scientist's Blog Post Calling Out 'Partner' Site
October 14 2013 11:53 AM
Biologist Danielle Lee was insulted by an employee at the site Biology Online, but her post was deleted by Scientific American.
- Lonely Planet, Jupiter Diamonds: The Week In Science
October 12 2013 10:32 PM
A planet is found wandering without a star; Jupiter and Saturn may be studded with diamonds.
- Paleontologists Weigh In On Dinosaur Erotica
October 11 2013 4:24 PM
Certain elements of dinosaur anatomy are hard to deduce from the fossil record.
- Reversing Death In The ER
October 11 2013 3:46 PM
Three doctors discuss a new paradigm shift in the medical nature of mortality at the New York Academy of Sciences.
- Gene Variant That Boosts UV Protection Also Raises Risk For Cancer
October 10 2013 5:30 PM
A region of the gene KITLG involved in the tanning response also appears to be associated with cancer cell proliferation.
- Elephants Get The Point Of Pointing: Study
October 10 2013 1:13 PM
A new study suggests elephants can interpret human pointing gestures correctly.
- What’s In A Female Name? In Academia, Everything
October 09 2013 4:26 PM
Studies show a female name in academia can result in fewer citations by other researchers and poorer job prospects.
- Chemistry Nobel Awarded For Computer Models Of Reactions
October 09 2013 10:36 AM
Three scientists who developed programs to quickly compute the behavior of virtual molecules were made Nobel Laureates on Wednesday.
- US Weather: Winter Is Coming, But Only Reluctantly, Forecasters Say
October 09 2013 6:19 AM
Accuweather meteorologists predict a slow start to winter this year.
- Art In Motion At The MIT Museum [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
October 08 2013 4:54 PM
Sculptures wave, wriggle and undulate at the MIT Museum's newest exhibition.
- Why Hasn't Stephen Hawking Won A Nobel Prize Yet?
October 08 2013 4:40 PM
Nobel Prizes reward discoveries, not the theories where the world's most famous living physicist concentrates.
- Are Two Tails (Or Wings) Better Than One? [PHOTOS]
October 07 2013 4:57 PM
Ancient bird Jeholornis joins a very short list in nature: creatures with two separate tails.
- Cellular Transportation Research Earns Nobel Prize For Trio
October 07 2013 3:01 PM
Randy Schekman, James Rothman and Thomas Sudhof shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine, announced Monday.