Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 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.
- Flowers Sprung Up 100 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Assumed: Study
October 02 2013 5:43 AM
Newly discovered fossilized pollen grains push the suspected origin of flowering plants back by 100 million years.
- Dancing Through Science, From Bill Nye To Hopeful Ph.Ds [VIDEOS]
October 01 2013 2:20 PM
The Science Guy exits a TV dance competition, but there's still plenty of science-themed dancing on the Internet.
- Caribou Feel The Heat Of Climate Change Too: Study
October 01 2013 11:25 AM
Climate change is driving a wedge between caribou and the food they rely on during calving season.
- Surgery To Stop Autistic Boy's Screaming Tic Raises Ethical Questions
September 30 2013 5:45 PM
An operation to widen the gap between vocal cords stopped an autistic boy's screaming tic, but is raising some hackles.
- Tear The Roof Off These (Congressional) Suckers
September 30 2013 2:37 PM
Maybe it's time we went a little medieval on the U.S. Congress.
- How The US Government Shutdown Would Affect Science [UPDATE]
September 30 2013 12:14 PM
Curiosity (maybe) prepares for a nap; the CDC won't be able to monitor the spread of flu.
- Dinosaur Footprints, Lazy Sun: The Week In Science
September 28 2013 4:18 PM
A treasure trove of dinosaur footprints is found in Alaska; our sun appears to be taking it easy during the solar maximum.
- Criminals, Beware: Your Brain May Be About To Confess
September 27 2013 4:52 PM
Neuroscientists say it’ s too soon to use brain scans as lie detectors, but the technology is extremely promising.
- What Can Carbon Nanotubes Do For You?
September 27 2013 3:35 PM
A sheet of carbon atoms rolled up into a hollow tube has many uses.
- Scientists 95% Certain Humans Primarily Responsible For Climate Change: UN Panel
September 27 2013 12:42 PM
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the first part of its fifth assessment of global warming science Friday.
- Anti-Fungal Foot Cream Shows Promise In Combating HIV
September 26 2013 2:03 PM
Ciclopirox proved effective at eradicated HIV from laboratory cell cultures in a new study.
- The Chemistry Of 'Breaking Bad'
September 25 2013 5:16 PM
Is ultra-pure meth really blue?