Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Send Your Haiku To Mars
May 03 2013 12:21 PM
NASA is soliciting haiku poems to pack onboard the Maven orbiter, which is heading to Mars in November.
- The Dilemma Of When To Delist An Endangered Species
May 02 2013 5:34 PM
Taking a charismatic species like the bald eagle or the gray wolf off the endangered list is a process fraught with tension.
- Scientists: Kiera Wilmot Punishment Doesn't Fit Actions
May 02 2013 3:31 PM
Many scientists and teachers say Florida school officials and prosecutors are overreacting to a 16-year-old's botched science experiment.
- Medicaid Study Finds Lack Of Immediate Health Improvements
May 02 2013 12:42 PM
As U.S. states mull Medicaid expansion options, a new study offers a mixed review of the short-term impacts of the program for low-income people.
- Breast Implants Might Hinder Cancer Detection: Study
May 01 2013 5:01 PM
Breast implants may indirectly lower a woman's odds for surviving breast cancer by interfering with a doctor's ability to catch the disease in the early stages.
- Genetic Atlases Of Aggressive Leukemia, Uterus Lining Cancer Mapped
May 01 2013 3:23 PM
Researchers have compiled genetic atlases of DNA mutations associated with acute myeloid leukemia and endometrial cancer.
- Boy Meets Atom In IBM's Molecular Stop-Motion Animation
May 01 2013 12:09 PM
By moving one carbon monoxide molecule at a time, researchers-turned-animators at IBM tell the story of a boy and his atomic pal.
- Coloring In Dinosaur Skin With Particle Physics
April 30 2013 7:40 PM
Shooting a beam of infrared light at a bit of preserved hadrosaur skin may reveal some details about its color.
- A New Way To Sniff Out Schizophrenia
April 30 2013 12:52 PM
Usually the biological traces of schizophrenia can only be found in brain cells taken after death, but it may be possible to go through the nose instead.
- Cicada Wings Cleaned By "Jumping" Dewdrops
April 29 2013 5:16 PM
A cicada's legs are too short for it to scrub itself, but luckily, its wings are built to interact with dewdrops in a "self-cleaning" setup.
- EU States Vote To Ban Pesticides Linked To Bee Decline
April 29 2013 3:03 PM
Neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides linked to colony collapse disorder, will likely be severely curtailed across Europe starting in December.
- Massive Hurricane Discovered on Saturn's North Pole [PHOTOS]
April 29 2013 1:14 PM
A NASA spacecraft has found an astonishing storm that lies anchored to the north pole of Saturn.