Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 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.
- 3D Printing With Metal, For Under $1,500
December 02 2013 7:07 PM
Scientists have made a DIY 3D metal printer that'll set you back just around $1,500. (Welding experience required.)
- Why Do Trains Jump The Tracks?
December 02 2013 3:44 PM
Human error isn't as common as you might think in train derailments.
- Koalas Bellow Deep Thanks To Newly Discovered Organ
December 02 2013 12:27 PM
An extra pair of vocal folds helps male koalas bellow deeper than their small size would typically allow.
- Controversial GMO Corn Study To Be Retracted
November 29 2013 3:25 PM
Food and Chemical Toxicology's editor-in-chief says a heavily criticized study will be retracted if the author does not withdraw it.
- World Cup 2014: The Quieter Alternative To The Vuvuzela
November 29 2013 12:56 PM
Scientists say the caxirola, an instrument designed for the 2014 World Cup, packs much less of an auditory wallop than the vuvuzela.
- T. Rex Flesh, Thanksgiving In Space: The Week In Science
November 29 2013 12:05 PM
A scientist thinks she knows how soft tissue from the inside of a T. rex bone survived decay for 68 million years.
- Sexual Regrets Differ Between Men And Women: Study
November 29 2013 11:27 AM
Modern men tend to regret not pursuing opportunities for sex, while women tend to worry about having sex with the wrong person.
- Why Not Ditch Butterball For Wild Turkey This Thanksgiving?
November 27 2013 8:27 AM
Wild turkeys nearly vanished from America in the 20th century, but they're back -- and perfect for your Thanksgiving plate.