Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Ancient 'Gray Mars' Could Have Supported Life: NASA
March 12 2013 2:17 PM
Powdered rock extracted by the NASA rover from the Martian surface contains some of the chemical building blocks for life.
- Fabled Viking 'Sunstone' Could Be More Than Myth
March 12 2013 12:57 PM
Icelandic sagas mention a "sunstone" that could find the sun even when it was hidden behind clouds or just below the horizon.
- Pink Rainbows: A Peculiar Beauty [PHOTOS]
March 11 2013 4:27 PM
At sunset, the sun's low position makes light travel on a longer path, scattering blue and green away from our vision.
- A Short History of Mayor Bloomberg's Health Crusades
March 11 2013 2:53 PM
Along with the soda ban, Bloomberg's three-term reign has produced health initiatives aimed at curbing obesity, smoking and hearing.
- 4.7-Magnitude Quake Rattles Southern Calif. - Worst Since 2010 [UPDATES]
March 11 2013 1:36 PM
The quake was centered near the rural community of Anza, Calif., about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
- Can Tactics For Combatting Street Crime Be Used For The White-Collar Kind?
March 08 2013 7:30 PM
Strategies used to apprehend everyday street criminals may be applicable in targeting white-collar criminals as well.
- Daylight Saving Time Is Upon Us, So Here Are Pictures Of Animals
March 08 2013 4:05 PM
A cat and a hedgehog would like to remind you that daylight saving time was formally adopted in the U.S. in 1918.
- House Dust Mites Made Unusual Evolutionary U-Turn
March 08 2013 2:56 PM
A genetic examination of house dust mites appears to have demonstrated a case of "reversible evolution."
- Is NYC's 'Forgotten Borough' Still In The Eye Of The Storm?
March 08 2013 2:49 PM
At a forum on Staten Island on Friday, experts outlined strategies for protecting the area from future storm surges.
- Oldest Known Star Not Actually Older Than Universe
March 07 2013 5:56 PM
The initial age estimate for it was about 16 billion years old -- problematic, since the universe is just 13.8 billion years old!
- The Case For Year-Round Daylight Saving Time
March 07 2013 8:47 AM
What if we sprang forward but never fell back?
- Winter Storm Caution: Shoveling 'Heart Attack Snow' Risky For Elderly
March 06 2013 10:48 AM
Winter Storm Saturn is bringing along some especially wet snow, which is heavier than soft, fluffy flakes.