Articles by Roxanne Palmer
- 12 Amazing Shots From 2013 Nikon Small World Photo Contest [PHOTOS]
October 30 2013 11:04 AM
Some of the most amazing things on Earth can only be seen in extreme close-up.
- Drug Curbs Rats' Compulsive Gambling-Like Behavior
October 29 2013 6:57 PM
Rats were less likely to treat near-misses in a 'casino' as wins when a certain dopamine receptor in the brain was blocked.
- Scientists Make Substance That Looks Cool Even When It's Hot
October 29 2013 1:45 PM
A curious material called vanadium dioxide can mask the heat signature of objects, potentially hiding them from thermal sensors.
- New Fiber Forensic Technique Shows Promise
October 29 2013 1:38 PM
Researchers presented a proof-of-concept for a new forensic technique to analyze fibers plucked from crime scenes.
- Sneak Peek At 'Dark Universe,' Narrated By Neil deGrasse Tyson
October 28 2013 3:41 PM
Neil de Grasse Tyson guides you through the Big Bang, dark matter, and other cosmic mysteries in a breathtaking new planetarium show.
- Autism Test Refuted, Frog Doomed: The Week In Science
October 26 2013 4:51 PM
Scientists tried replicating another group's recipe for a genetic test for autism, and found it lacking.
- Despite Warnings, Some Saudi Women Drive In Protest
October 26 2013 11:25 AM
Saudi officials phoned activists ahead of a driving protest scheduled for Saturday, warning them to stay home.
- Rebuilding After Sandy: How Do You Prepare For Future Storms?
October 25 2013 4:57 PM
Can we not just rebuild communities damaged by Sandy, but transform them too?
- 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.