Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Harvest Moon Lights Up Sky Before Autumn Equinox
September 17 2013 11:06 AM
A bright full moon is scheduled to bloom several days before the Northern Hemisphere enters the fall season.
- Save The (Ugly) Animals! [PHOTOS]
September 12 2013 5:00 PM
The blobfish isn't as cute as a giant panda, but it's threatened too.
- Snob Science: It's OK To Order The Cheapest Wine
September 12 2013 3:37 PM
Reality check for snobs: Expensive wine doesn't taste better and CDs reproduce performances with greater fidelity than vinyl.
- Purifying Water? Just Add Cilantro
September 12 2013 12:13 PM
Research suggests cilantro could be a cheaper way to remove contaminants like lead from drinking water.
- Scientists Crush Your 'Jurassic Park' Dreams
September 11 2013 5:48 PM
Despite what you saw in "Jurassic Park," it's impossible to extract DNA from insects preserved in amber.
- NJ Monarch Butterfly Spotters Seeing Fewer Insects On The Wing
September 11 2013 4:54 PM
As the annual southerly migration of monarch butterflies gets underway, observers in one area report low numbers.
- Oxytocin, 'Love Hormone,' Plays Role In Friendship Too
September 11 2013 2:28 PM
A study in mice suggests the hormone oxytocin drives the "reward" we feel after socializing.
- Predators May Learn To See Through Prey Camouflage: Study
September 10 2013 5:05 PM
Wily predators that encounter the same prey again and again may learn to see past disguises.
- Could Panda Poop Fuel The Future?
September 10 2013 3:31 PM
The microorganisms in a panda's gut can break down tough plant matter, and could hold the key to cheaper biofuels.
- Animals Like To Get Drunk Too
September 10 2013 12:35 PM
Don’t try to go drink for drink with a tree shrew, and watch out for gangs of fermented apple-addled moose.
- Black Professionals Sleep Less Than Anyone Else: Study
September 09 2013 5:06 PM
A new study shows black workers, especially in higher positions, are more likely to not get enough sleep.
- Greener Racing Through Chemistry?
September 09 2013 4:16 PM
Race cars showcase the emissions benefits of ethanol fuels, one chemist says.
- How Bedbugs Foil Pesticides
September 09 2013 1:13 PM
The bedbug's outer shell, or cuticle, contains a genetic toolkit brimming with ways to resist poisons.
- White House Argues For Strike On Syrian Regime Of Bashar Assad
September 08 2013 5:09 PM
As the U.S. Congress prepares to vote on authorizing force in Syria, the White House presses its case.
- LGBT Activists Want To 'Dump Stoli,' But Is It Actually Russian Vodka?
September 08 2013 2:50 PM
The vodka most people think of as Russian is produced in Latvia, complicating a boycott by LGBT activists.
- E-Cigarettes As Effective As Nicotine Patches: Study
September 08 2013 1:07 PM
The first trial testing of both e-cigarettes and nicotine patches as anti-smoking aids found the two methods had comparable success rates.
- Interstellar Wind Shift, Sandy Sea Glass: The Week In Science
September 07 2013 9:51 AM
The wind between the stars changes direction; broken glass claimed by a hurricane washes up transformed.
- A Brief Review Of Stephen Hawking’s New Memoir: Juicy, It’s Not
September 07 2013 9:07 AM
Stephen Hawking recounts his life in a new memoir, “My Brief History.”
- Northern Lights Captured In 3D With 2-Camera Setup [PHOTO]
September 06 2013 5:20 PM
Using two cameras, Japanese researchers created a 3D image of the aurora borealis and calculated the phenomenon's height.
- Tiger Shark Migration May Coincide With Attack-Heavy Times Of Year
September 06 2013 5:09 PM
A shark tracking study shows that many female tiger sharks head for the Hawaiian islands to give birth.