Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Newly Discovered Brain Region Is Uniquely Human, Scientists Think
January 28 2014 2:30 PM
Comparing brain scans of monkeys and humans yields an interesting detail: an area of the brain that seems uniquely ours.
- DDT Exposure May Be Environmental Risk Factor For Alzheimer's
January 27 2014 5:13 PM
Alzheimer's patients have higher levels of DDT breakdown products in their blood, researchers found.
- President Obama's State Of The Union: The Science/Tech Pitch
January 27 2014 2:32 PM
Here are a few of the key issues that the science and technology sector will be paying attention to on Tuesday night.
- How The Maple Syrup Industry Might Radically Change
January 24 2014 4:33 PM
New research suggests a way to radically restructure maple syrup production.
- Mantis Shrimp Eyes, Nose Maggots: The Week In Science
January 24 2014 1:12 PM
Scientists unlocked the secret of the mantis shrimp's eyes, which see in a way unique in the animal kingdom.
- How To Build Tsunami-Proof Homes And Communities
January 23 2014 5:32 PM
While no structure can be indestructible, there are design measures that can reduce the damage from monster waves.
- Bats Follow Ripples In Ponds Back To Croaking Frogs [PHOTOS]
January 23 2014 2:45 PM
A frog's amorous call betrays him to more than just potential mates.
- Where Are All Of Humanity's Spacecraft? [INFOGRAPHIC]
January 23 2014 11:06 AM
Wondering just how many active spacecraft we've got patrolling the solar system and beyond? Wonder no more.
- 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.