Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Hyperdimensional Geometry’s Wild Shapes [PICTURES]
September 20 2013 2:45 PM
Think more fourth-dimensionally.
- Aquatic Robots Aid Quest For Better Hurricane Forecasts
September 20 2013 10:30 AM
Scientists are using ocean-going robots to better predict the strength of developing hurricanes.
- A Secret History Of Women In Science Unveiled In New York
September 20 2013 6:09 AM
A new exhibit in New York City highlights the careers of dozens of women in science, from the 1500s to today.
- 'Cat Lady' Parasite Makes Mice Foolishly Bold Shortly After Infection: Study
September 18 2013 5:41 PM
Mice infected with the "cat lady" parasite lose their fear of felines more easily than previously thought.
- New Kind Of Brain Activity Found Beyond Deep Coma
September 18 2013 5:03 PM
In comas deeper than a "flat-lined" EEG state, researchers found a pulse of brain activity they're calling "Nu-complexes."
- Science Behind 'Corked' Wine
September 17 2013 6:15 PM
The compound behind musty wine turns out to wreak havoc with your sense of smell.
- Weather Looks Good For Autumn Leaves In Mid-Atlantic
September 17 2013 2:03 PM
Autumn leaf color is influenced by the weather, and conditions look ripe for a vibrant season on the mid-Atlantic coast.
- Harvest Moon Lights Up Sky Before Autumn Equinox
September 17 2013 11:06 AM
A bright full moon is scheduled to bloom several days before the Northern Hemisphere enters the fall season.
- Save The (Ugly) Animals! [PHOTOS]
September 12 2013 5:00 PM
The blobfish isn't as cute as a giant panda, but it's threatened too.
- Snob Science: It's OK To Order The Cheapest Wine
September 12 2013 3:37 PM
Reality check for snobs: Expensive wine doesn't taste better and CDs reproduce performances with greater fidelity than vinyl.
- Purifying Water? Just Add Cilantro
September 12 2013 12:13 PM
Research suggests cilantro could be a cheaper way to remove contaminants like lead from drinking water.
- Scientists Crush Your 'Jurassic Park' Dreams
September 11 2013 5:48 PM
Despite what you saw in "Jurassic Park," it's impossible to extract DNA from insects preserved in amber.
- NJ Monarch Butterfly Spotters Seeing Fewer Insects On The Wing
September 11 2013 4:54 PM
As the annual southerly migration of monarch butterflies gets underway, observers in one area report low numbers.
- Oxytocin, 'Love Hormone,' Plays Role In Friendship Too
September 11 2013 2:28 PM
A study in mice suggests the hormone oxytocin drives the "reward" we feel after socializing.
- Predators May Learn To See Through Prey Camouflage: Study
September 10 2013 5:05 PM
Wily predators that encounter the same prey again and again may learn to see past disguises.
- Could Panda Poop Fuel The Future?
September 10 2013 3:31 PM
The microorganisms in a panda's gut can break down tough plant matter, and could hold the key to cheaper biofuels.
- Animals Like To Get Drunk Too
September 10 2013 12:35 PM
Don’t try to go drink for drink with a tree shrew, and watch out for gangs of fermented apple-addled moose.
- Black Professionals Sleep Less Than Anyone Else: Study
September 09 2013 5:06 PM
A new study shows black workers, especially in higher positions, are more likely to not get enough sleep.
- Greener Racing Through Chemistry?
September 09 2013 4:16 PM
Race cars showcase the emissions benefits of ethanol fuels, one chemist says.
- How Bedbugs Foil Pesticides
September 09 2013 1:13 PM
The bedbug's outer shell, or cuticle, contains a genetic toolkit brimming with ways to resist poisons.