Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 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.
- Comet ISON Approaches Mars: How To See It Through A Telescope
September 06 2013 9:44 AM
The comet might not survive its brush with the sun, so get a viewing in while you can!
- New Beetle Found On Manila University Campus
September 05 2013 10:35 AM
A new beetle species has been discovered in the midst of the bustling Philippine capital.
- Bats, Dolphins Walked Similar Genetic Paths Toward Echolocation: Study
September 04 2013 1:55 PM
A new genetic analysis of bats and dolphins uncovers more than 200 similarities related to echolocation.
- Could Another Superstorm Sandy Happen? Scientific Jury's Still Out
September 03 2013 3:31 PM
Was Sandy's westward bend back toward the East Coast a fluke, or the new normal?
- New Anti-Jellyfish Tech Helped Diana Nyad Swim 110 Miles
September 03 2013 11:17 AM
When swimming from Cuba to Florida, you'll need to pack a silicone face mask and other anti-jellyfish gear.
- Mini-Brains and Whooping Cranes: Week In Science
August 30 2013 2:44 PM
Scientists grow tiny brains in the lab; young whooping cranes listen to their elders to learn migration tricks.
- Six Physicists Walk Into A Comedy Club...
August 30 2013 1:45 PM
Scientists at CERN are trading lab coats for microphones at the science center's first comedy show.
- Weathermen Skeptical Of Farmers' Almanac Predictions
August 30 2013 12:56 PM
Farmers' Almanac fans say the manual's weather predictions are 80 to 85 percent accurate, but meteorologists aren't buying it.
- Air Pollution Leads To 200,000 Early Deaths Each Year In US: Study
August 29 2013 4:20 PM
Vehicle and power plant emissions account for almost half of pollution-related premature deaths, scientists say.
- Giant Canyon Discovered Beneath Greenland’s Ice Sheet
August 29 2013 2:00 PM
Ice-penetrating radar reveals a previously unseen ancient canyon that plunges to depths of up to 2,600 feet.
- We Might Be Martians
August 29 2013 11:59 AM
One scientist lays out the case for placing the origin of life on Mars.
- Migraines Might Leave Long-Lasting Scars On The Brain
August 29 2013 9:31 AM
Migraine headaches often cause long-lasting structural changes to the brain, researchers found in a meta-analysis.
- Acid Rain Legacy Lingers In US Rivers: Study
August 28 2013 3:21 PM
Acid pollution is having a surprising effect on many U.S. waterways, a new study finds.
- Dolphin Deaths Blamed On Measles-Like Virus
August 28 2013 2:28 PM
More than 300 dolphins have stranded themselves this summer, and wildlife officials say a familiar foe is to blame.