Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 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.
- Dragon's Breath In The Sky: Draconid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
October 07 2013 10:54 AM
If you manage to get to a dark, open place, you could spot some Draconid meteors in the sky Monday and Tuesday.
- T. Rex On Furlough, Brand-New ‘Space Race’: The Week In Science
October 05 2013 5:47 PM
A T. rex skeleton lies in limbo thanks to the government shutdown; a brand-new “Space Race” gets under way.
- Shutdown Comes At A Bad Time For Flu Monitoring By The Feds
October 04 2013 4:07 PM
Thanks to the federal government shutdown, national flu monitoring is on hiatus, but U.S. states say they’re prepared.
- Scientists Are Working On Feeding Whisky (Byproducts) To Salmon
October 04 2013 1:14 PM
The leftover dregs from Scotch distillation could be a source of environmentally friendly feed for salmon farms.
- Paging Dr. Wikipedia!
October 03 2013 4:37 PM
In a world of frantic symptom Googling, having accurate medical information on Wikipedia is key.
- Study: A Good Book Is Good For Your Empathy Skills
October 03 2013 4:13 PM
How we connect with the complex characters of literature can boost our ability to connect with people in real life, a new study says.
- Building A Better Bug Spray, With Science!
October 02 2013 1:49 PM
Scientists have figured out what makes bugs hate the scent of the insect repellent DEET.
- Does Ronan Farrow's Eye Color Hold A Clue To His True Father? Probably Not
October 02 2013 12:16 PM
Could a brown-eyed Woody Allen have fathered a blue-eyed son? Genetics says yes.