Articles by Roxanne Palmer
Margaret Thatcher's Chilly Scientific Legacy
April 17 2013 1:23 PM
The late prime minister was an Oxford-trained chemist, but her free-market views have not won her much love from the scientific community.
Thyroid Medication As Performance Enhancement?
April 16 2013 5:27 PM
Diagnoses of hypothyroidism are becoming more common among elite runners, prompting suspicion from some anti-doping activists.
Coming Down With Existential Angst? Pop A Tylenol
April 16 2013 2:50 PM
You may want to take acetaminophen before seeing a David Lynch movie or thumbing through some Nietzsche.
How Forensics May Identify Boston Bombings Perpetrator
April 16 2013 12:36 PM
It will take some time for officials to process the mountains of evidence pouring in from the Boston Marathon finish line and elsewhere.
Freezing Pain Away At The Nerves
April 16 2013 7:45 AM
Muting pain signals with tiny cold packs, applied directly to the nerves, turns out to be fairly effective in treating certain kinds of pain.
No Money For Exoplanet Names: IAU
April 15 2013 12:36 PM
Startup company Uwingu charges a fee to nominate names for extrasolar planets, which the International Astronomical Union isn't taking kindly to.
'Game of Thrones' Recap: 'Walk of Punishment'
April 14 2013 10:03 PM
A funeral is held at Riverrun; Daenerys contemplates trading one of her dragons for an army; Jaime loses something dear to him.
Dark Lightning, Rain On Saturn: The Week In Science
April 13 2013 1:18 PM
We cover lots of science here at IBTimes, but we can't get to everything. Here's a roundup of news we missed.
Scientists And Free Speech In Canada, The US And China
April 13 2013 9:21 AM
Canadian scientists are fighting in a free-speech minefield: Is the grass greener in the U.S. and China?
Oldest Dino Embryos Contain Bits Of Organic Matter
April 12 2013 1:54 PM
A newly discovered cache of early Jurassic dinosaur embryos contains a surprising find: organic material.
Bats Are Cuter Than You Think [PHOTOS]
April 11 2013 4:30 PM
A new bat with markings that look like a badger (or maybe an Oreo cookie) has turned up in South Sudan.
New Aquatic Drone Offers Glimpse Of Robotic Sea Power
April 10 2013 5:01 PM
A new semi-autonomous swimming robot can scout for marine biologists, oil companies or border-control agencies.