Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- Google Glass And Classical Music: A Melodious Combination?
October 25 2013 4:26 PM
A Cornell University music professor thinks audiences will get a kick out of a "conductor's-eye-view" of concerts.
- A Little Sun Shines A Big Light In The Developing World
October 25 2013 2:09 PM
Replacing kerosene lamps with solar-powered ones could improve health in the developing world.
- Are Some Allergies Beneficial?
October 24 2013 4:45 PM
The same molecular mechanism that can cause unfortunate allergy symptoms after bee stings may also confer protection against venom.
- Get Excited For These New Apple Products -- In Grocery Stores
October 22 2013 1:42 PM
Two new strains of apple -- the SnapDragon and the RubyFrost -- were unveiled this past summer.
- Meet 'Dinosaur Joe,' The Baby Parasaurolophus Fossil Found By A Teenager
October 22 2013 7:54 AM
Kevin Terris found a dinosaur in the Utah backcountry the summer before he went off to college.
- Scientists Find Worrisome Levels Of Bacteria In Breast Milk Bought Online
October 21 2013 1:08 PM
Mothers who can't produce enough breast milk should think twice before buying it online, a new study warns.
- Breathtaking Saturn Photo, Law Of Urination: The Week In Science
October 19 2013 9:57 AM
An amazing view of Saturn comes to light; scientists discover a curious consistency about mammal urination.
- What Science Says About Sexual Harassment
October 18 2013 5:10 PM
There's a wealth of studies on the consequences for harassed women -- but for solutions, not so much.
- Busting 2 Common Cold Myths (And Confirming 1)
October 18 2013 1:31 PM
Chills probably don't give you sniffles, and breathing steam likely won't cure them.
- Why Do (Some) Scientists Dislike Malcolm Gladwell?
October 17 2013 10:39 PM
Some of the strongest criticisms of the popular writer's works have come from scientists.
- Post-Shutdown, US Science Gets Back Into Gear
October 17 2013 4:13 PM
The more than two-week hiatus will have widespread effects for scientific research in the U.S.
- Masonic Conspiracy Theories Are Old News In America
October 17 2013 1:32 PM
Dianne Reidy's outcry against Freemasonry on the floor of Congress echoed centuries of such conspiracy theories throughout American history.
- Schizophrenic Mice Have Brains In Overdrive
October 16 2013 3:06 PM
An abnormally overactive "default mode network" in the brain may cause the symptoms of schizophrenia.
- Scientists Squeeze DNA From Pearls
October 16 2013 11:03 AM
Swiss researchers have found a way to (gently) extract DNA samples from pearls.
- New Iraq War Death Toll Estimate: 461,000 Dead
October 15 2013 5:46 PM
A new mortality survey of Iraqi households finds nearly a half a million deaths stemming from the conflict.
- Scientist, Experiment On Thyself!
October 15 2013 3:25 PM
Sometimes the lab rat is the one in the lab coat.
- Scientific American Blog Editor Accused Of Sexual Harassment
October 15 2013 12:04 PM
Playwright Monica Byrne said Scientific American blog editor Bora Zivkovic sexually harassed her at a business meeting.
- Seeing In 3D, With Just One Eye
October 15 2013 11:49 AM
Sensing depth with one eye gets easier if you view a picture through a small aperture, researchers say.
- Fruit Flies As A Window Into Head Injuries
October 14 2013 4:06 PM
A University of Wisconsin-Madison-led team proposes a way to model head injuries in fruit flies.
- Scientific American Removes Black Scientist's Blog Post Calling Out 'Partner' Site
October 14 2013 11:53 AM
Biologist Danielle Lee was insulted by an employee at the site Biology Online, but her post was deleted by Scientific American.