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Stories by Tim Palmieri

Why Don't Bees Celebrate Father's Day?

Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.

June 16, 2018 — Kelsey Kennedy and Tim Palmieri

What Sensors Are in a Smartphone?

Smartphone sensors locate your phone in time and space. Working together, several sensors can paint a fairly complete picture of your daily activity, with implications for your privacy.

April 30, 2018 — Tim Palmieri

What Is the Bystander Effect?

If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.

February 16, 2018 — Tim Palmieri


Researchers used autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles to survey the Havre volcano in the Pacific Ocean, leading to a new discovery about submarine volcano deposits.

January 11, 2018 — Tim Palmieri

Cassini's Grand Finale

The Cassini spacecraft has spent the last two decades exploring Saturn and its unique moons, making discoveries that will advance space exploration for years to come. Scientific American editors Lee Billings and Mike Lemonick offer a proper sendoff to this historic orbiter...

September 14, 2017 — Tim Palmieri
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