Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 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.
- Water, Water Everywhere, Even Once On Mars (Perhaps)
December 09 2013 12:12 PM
Scientific evidence suggests there was at least one lake near the Martian equator eons ago that could have supported simple microbes.
- Animals Stealing Cameras: From Curious Lionesses To Criminal Cephalopods [VIDEOS]
December 06 2013 5:05 PM
Sometimes an animal's curiosity makes for funny footage.
- Do Vitamins Actually Help Protect Against Disease?
December 06 2013 4:02 PM
That multivitamin in your medicine cabinet may not be a catch-all for disease prevention.
- Bluffing Sparrows, Nervous Fish: The Week In Science
December 06 2013 11:52 AM
Some sparrows' chirps are worse than their pecks; fish are getting anxious about an increasingly acidic ocean.
- Carbon Storage Under The Sea: Could We Lock Greenhouse Gases Safely Away?
December 05 2013 11:57 PM
A group of scientists has identified regions below the ocean where it might be safe to inject carbon dioxide under the Earth's crust.
- Want To Eat Healthy? That'll Be An Extra $1.50 A Day
December 05 2013 4:33 PM
A healthier diet is also a more expensive one at the grocery store, according to a study of food prices.
- Building A Better Mosquito Repellent, By Blocking Their Ability To Smell Us
December 05 2013 1:54 PM
New research points to a novel way of confounding those pesky bloodsuckers.
- Planetary Scientists Feeling Pinched By NASA Reorganization, Budget Cuts
December 04 2013 4:38 PM
NASA is restructuring the way it funds planetary science - in a way that'll hurt young researchers, some say.
- Is Valley Girl Talk, Like, Totally On The Rise?
December 04 2013 1:09 PM
Raising the pitch of your voice at the end of a sentence is not the sole purview of the gum-snapping mall rat anymore.
- Planet Of The Apes - Group Sues For Chimp Personhood Rights In NY
December 04 2013 10:25 AM
The Nonhuman Rights Project is filing writs of habeas corpus on behalf of four chimpanzees in order to establish the animals' right to autonomy.
- Wolves Follow Cues From Humans: Study
December 03 2013 4:59 PM
Ancient humans who tamed wolves into dogs may have been assisted by the wolf's natural social learning abilities.
- Treating Alzheimer's And Parkinson's With The Same Drug?
December 03 2013 1:38 PM
New aging research points to a drug target for a host of neurodegenerative conditions -- but prepare for a long path to market, if at all.