Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- '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.
- These People Want A One-Way Ticket To Mars
January 08 2014 12:09 PM
If the Mars One mission launches as scheduled in 2025, one of these individuals might be headed to the Red Planet.
- This Is How Frostbite Affects Your Body
January 07 2014 12:17 PM
Your body's emergency self-preservation methods leave your extremities at risk.
- Why Cold Weather Doesn't Disprove Climate Change
January 06 2014 4:13 PM
The weather might be cold right now, but we're still in the midst of a warming climatic trend.
- Piranhas Aren't The Ravenous Killing Machines You Think They Are
January 06 2014 1:35 PM
Piranhas will sometimes attack people, but their ferocious reputation is largely overhyped, experts say.
- The Problems With Bluefin Tuna Auctions
January 04 2014 9:47 AM
Critics say highly publicized bluefin auctions distort perceptions of the actual tuna market, and drive up demand for an endangered fish.
- King Tut's Penis, Earthquake Lights: The Week In Science
January 03 2014 2:10 PM
Researchers think certain attributes of King Tut's mummified anatomy were prepared to send a religious message.
- How Does MTA Keep Subway Tracks Free Of Snow And Ice?
January 03 2014 11:32 AM
The MTA's anti-blizzard arsenal includes a jet engine that blasts away snow and ice with superhot exhaust.
- Genetic Defect Paints Petunias Blue: Study
January 03 2014 7:49 AM
Roses are red, petunias are blue(-ish purple) ... sometimes. Now we know why.
- Major Storm Poised To Dump Snow Over US Northeast
January 02 2014 4:00 PM
Snow started falling in the Northeast early Thursday, but the heaviest accumulation is expected Thursday night into Friday morning.
- Go See The Quadrantid Meteor Shower On Friday
January 02 2014 10:59 AM
The first meteor shower of 2014 has a slim window of viewing opportunity, but it may yield some impressive fireballs.
- How A Polar Bear Plunge Affects Your Body
January 01 2014 9:00 AM
That New Year's Day dip kicks your body's self-preservation mechanisms into overdrive.
- Does DNA Tell All? Commercial Tests Speak With Many Tongues
December 31 2013 4:19 PM
A warning for those looking to assess their disease risk from their genome: Results may vary.
- Watch A Caterpillar Use Bad Breath As A Defense Against Spiders [VIDEOS]
December 31 2013 7:09 AM
Caterpillars co-opt the nicotine in tobacco plants for their own defense, researchers found.
- 13 Cool New Species Discovered In 2013
December 30 2013 2:12 PM
Each year, scientists still find previously undiscovered animals and plants -- here's some of our favorites from 2013.
- 10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries In 2013
December 28 2013 11:13 AM
Why a reindeer's eyes change color with the seasons, and other mysteries scientists explored this year.
- Glowing Pigs, Robot Muscles: The Week In Science
December 28 2013 11:08 AM
Glowing pigs created to aid in hemophilia research; robot muscle created that shames puny human muscle.