Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Top 10 Inventions Of 2013 [PHOTOS, VIDEO]
December 24 2013 3:28 PM
Our picks for the top 10 innovative ideas of this year, from lion-scaring lights to cancer-sniffing computer programs.
- Fuel From Algae In One Hour Or Less
December 24 2013 12:21 PM
How to turn algae into fuel: Simmer gently at 660 degrees Fahrenheit and 3,000 pounds per square inch.
- Peanuts During Pregnancy Won't Cause Nut Allergies In Kids
December 23 2013 5:54 PM
Munching on peanuts during pregnancy doesn't cause peanut allergies in kids, a new study shows.
- Solar Power's Growing Pains In Sunny Hawaii, Cloudy Germany
December 23 2013 2:51 PM
Homeowners are rushing to install solar panels, but utility companies say the grid can't keep up.
- The Best Nature Snapshots Of 2013 [PHOTOS]
December 21 2013 11:07 AM
From polar bears peering through Arctic waters to playful lion cubs and gorgeous sand dunes, 2013 was a good year for nature photography.
- New Japanese Island, Chatty Neanderthals: The Week In Science
December 20 2013 3:47 PM
Neanderthals could likely vocalize with the best of humans, a new analysis shows.
- Fact-Checking Santa Claus: The Awful Truth [ILLUSTRATIONS]
December 20 2013 12:21 PM
When you take a hard-nosed look at this alleged "Father Christmas," you find some holes in his story.
- 13 Science Videos That Rocked Our Socks In 2013
December 19 2013 9:17 AM
These science videos blew our minds and rocked our socks.
- Printing Eye Cells With Inkjet Technology
December 18 2013 2:55 PM
Cambridge scientists extracted rat eye cells and printed on them -- a method that could be used for retina repair in the future.
- How The US Navy Might Spin Seawater Into Jet Fuel
December 17 2013 7:44 PM
Navy researchers are working on technology to churn the sea itself into a jet-like fuel.
- New Concern For US Fracking Sites
December 17 2013 2:27 PM
Researchers found hormone-disrupting chemicals in the water near fracking sites, but industry advocates say the study stacks the deck.
- Cat Domestication Might Have Started Up In China 5,300 Years Ago
December 16 2013 4:54 PM
Cat bones dug up near the village of Quanhucun suggest little felines were living alongside people more than 5,000 years ago.
- Water Stress Looms Large, But Will It Lead To Actual Water Wars?
December 16 2013 2:14 PM
Water stress is an important risk for governments and companies to evaluate -- but may not necessarily lead to armed conflict.
- Biotechnology Companies Are Trying To Hack Your Tastebuds
December 14 2013 12:21 PM
Companies looking to cut back on sugar and salt are turning to biotech to shore up the taste of processed food.
- They Shoot Birds At JFK Airport, Don't They?
December 13 2013 4:29 PM
An outcry over owl shootings may lead to a more humane approach to controlling birds at one of the world's busiest airports.
- Green Arctic, James Bond's Alcoholism: The Week In Science
December 13 2013 3:24 PM
A greener Arctic is likely here to stay; doctors estimate the fictional spy's alcohol consumption, and predict major health problems as a result.
- E-Cigarette Secondhand Smoke Study Finds Nicotine, But Few Toxins
December 12 2013 5:15 PM
Water vapor exuded by e-cigarette users will expose a bystander to nicotine, but not carbon monoxide and other harmful compounds, a study finds.
- The Top 100 Science Papers On Social Media In 2013
December 11 2013 12:34 PM
A London research firm ranked the top 100 scientific papers people are talking about on Twitter, Facebook, and more.
- This Is How NYC's Citibike Rolls In Winter
December 10 2013 11:03 AM
Citibike stations will be moved around or shoveled out in moderately snowy conditions, the bikeshare operator says.
- Is Organic Milk Better For You? One Study Says Yes
December 09 2013 6:11 PM
Organic milk has a healthier ratio of different kinds of fats than conventional milk, a new study says.