Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- How Can We Save Bees? Here's 3 Options
January 22 2014 11:38 PM
Pesticides, mites, and hunger are three of the top targets to stem the worldwide decline of bees.
- New Atomic Clock - Now That's Accuracy
January 22 2014 2:07 PM
A newly unveiled strontium atomic clock won't need to be wound for another 5 billion years.
- Glassified: A See-Through Screen With Nanoparticles
January 21 2014 2:14 PM
A new kind of transparent projection screen would be cheaper to produce than current models, MIT researchers say.
- 'Polar Vortex 2' Hits US With Snow, But Sequel Is Less Frigid
January 21 2014 11:55 AM
A new barrage of snow is hitting the East Coast -- plus, why meteorologists think we're using the term 'polar vortex' wrong.
- Q&A: Why Does This Marine Biologist Throw Logs Into Sea?
January 21 2014 10:25 AM
Duke University marine biologist Craig McClain answers some questions about his seemingly strange experiments.
- Your Brain Can Process A Picture In Less Than A Blink Of An Eye
January 18 2014 11:36 AM
A new study shows that people can process visual data in as little as 13 milliseconds.
- Could AI's Really Love Us?
January 17 2014 4:20 PM
"Her" imagines an artificially intelligent OS loving a sensitive human writer -- but the reality of AI will likely not be so sweet.
- Booty-Shaking Spiders, Longest Echo: The Week In Science
January 17 2014 11:19 AM
Male black widow spiders bust delicate moves on a females' web; an echo in Scotland lingers for nearly two minutes.
- The Human Genome For Only $1,000?
January 16 2014 12:04 PM
A new high-end DNA sequencer may be able to deliver human genomes for $1,000 each - a benchmark long sought by scientists.
- How Do They Clean Up Chemical Spills In Rivers, Anyway?
January 15 2014 3:21 PM
Officials are scrambling to respond to a little-known chemical that has contaminated West Virginia's Elk River.
- Arctic Oil Production May Soon Be Totally Underwater
January 15 2014 9:37 AM
Subsea technology may allow oil companies to exploit Arctic reserves, but many unknowns persist.
- One Benefit Of 'Family-Style' Meals
January 14 2014 3:06 PM
Allowing kids to serve themselves at mealtime is one way to encourage healthy eating, scientists say.
- Have Researchers Scientifically Debunked Sixth Sense / ESP?
January 14 2014 1:33 PM
A pair of Australian researchers say their experiments show that ESP is just a myth.
- Animal Magnetism: The Science Of Critters' Internal Compasses
January 10 2014 7:42 PM
Many animals are packing their own compass.
- Artificial Bone Marrow Is Here
January 10 2014 3:37 PM
A reproduction of the complex, sponge-like matter inside of bones proves successful to nurture blood stem cells.
- Whale Beer, Missing Time Travelers: The Week In Science
January 10 2014 11:42 AM
An Icelandic brewery dabbles in unusual flavors; scientists fail to turn up evidence of time travelers among us.
- 'Jeopardy' Champion Supercomputer Watson Moves To NYC To Work In Business
January 09 2014 6:33 PM
IBM is opening up a new business unit in NYC centered on its "Jeopardy" champion supercomputer Watson.
- Mellow Pages Refuses Exxon Gift; Co. Says It Never Offered
January 09 2014 3:47 PM
Did ExxonMobil offer a donation of than $50,000 to the Brooklyn organization, or not?
- The Postmodern Battery - Can It Unlock Solar, Wind Power Potential?
January 08 2014 4:13 PM
A new battery design could help utility companies store excess energy generated by solar panels and wind farms.
- Why Prairie Dogs Do The Wave
January 08 2014 1:22 PM
Canadian scientists investigated a curious behavior in prairie dogs that bears a resemblence to sports fans at a stadium.