Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 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?
- Oxygen Appeared On Earth 700 Million Years Earlier Than Previously Thought: Study
September 25 2013 2:10 PM
New evidence from ancient soils suggests oxygen was in Earth's atmosphere as early as 3 billion years ago.
- Obama Touts Lower Premiums On Health Insurance Exchanges
September 25 2013 12:55 PM
A federal report says more than half of uninsured Americans should be able to pay premiums of $100 or less on the new exchanges.
- Robot That Crossed Pacific Ocean Took Notes Along The Way
September 25 2013 5:44 AM
California company Liquid Robotics held a contest to find the best use of data from its robots' trans-Pacific journey.
- Ghost Towns Revealed By Droughts
September 24 2013 3:10 PM
Once-submerged ghost towns can rise from the depths in an especially dry season.
- Nuclear Fusion Within Grasp, Scientists Say
September 24 2013 12:12 PM
Energy from nuclear fusion could transform society, but there are still some major hurdles to overcome.
- How Richard Dawkins Became A Scientist
September 23 2013 4:24 PM
The famous evolutionary biologist and atheist opens up about his childhood in Africa and England in his new memoir.
- Global Warming 'Hiatus' Grabs Climate Science Spotlight
September 23 2013 12:44 PM
An upcoming report reconsiders certain models of climate sensitivity in light of recent data.
- Bar Body Language, Unlucky Armadilloes: The Week In Science
September 21 2013 10:16 AM
Science cracks the code of getting a bartender's attention; an armadillo runs afoul of a rocket launch.