Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Leaf Hairs Are Natural Bedbug Death Traps: Study
April 10 2013 12:49 PM
Wily bedbugs can't escape the sharp hairs of kidney bean leaves, which aim right for vulnerable spots.
- Chemists Dive Into Hurricanes And Hangovers
April 09 2013 4:40 PM
Hurricane cocktails are a complex chemical bouquet, but too many of them might induce a 'metabolic storm.'
- Morning Sickness Drug Expected Back On Shelves In May
April 09 2013 2:23 PM
A previous version of the drug Diclegis was voluntarily removed from shelves in 1983 over birth defect concerns that were later proven false.
- ExxonMobil Oil Spill: Some Residents Aren't Breathing Easy
April 09 2013 7:58 AM
The first casualties of ExxonMobil's oil spill in Mayflower, Ark., are ducks and turtles, but the long-term impacts are uncertain.
- How Scientists Exhume Bodies To Put Accusations To Rest
April 08 2013 2:50 PM
Sometimes opening a grave is the best way to put questions to rest.
- Vintage Idaho: Global Warming To Redraw Map Of Wine Regions
April 08 2013 11:32 AM
By 2050, the Rocky Mountains will likely be more suitable for wine production than the Mediterranean, new research projects.
- 'Game Of Thrones' Recap: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words'
April 08 2013 7:14 AM
Ravens bear two pieces of bad news to Robb; Jaime and Brienne clash; Sansa has a secret conference with the Tyrells.
- Why Do Animals Save Humans?
April 04 2013 12:20 PM
There are numerous stories of wolves, dolphins, and even lions protecting humans.
- Author Iain Banks Delivers News Of His Terminal Cancer
April 03 2013 6:05 PM
Banks said in a statement that he likely only has a few months to live and that his latest novel, "The Quarry," will be his last.
- Lasers Help Rats Kick Cocaine Habit
April 03 2013 3:02 PM
Scientists using a laser were able to turn certain nerve cells in the prefrontal cortex on and off and control a rat's cocaine-seeking habit.
- Bird Flu Explainer: No Cause For Alarm Yet
April 03 2013 12:17 PM
The H7N9 strain that's sickened at least nine in China has not yet been documented passing from human to human.
- Scientists Zeroing In On Dark Matter
April 03 2013 12:04 PM
Cosmic ray observations showing an excess of positrons could be a flag for dark matter.