Latest Colin Palmer Stories

2010-11-24 09:28:17

Pterodactyls would have been skilled fliers in gentle tropical breezes, but blustery conditions would likely have sent them careening out of control, a University of Bristol engineer/paleontologist claims in a new study. Colin Palmer, an engineer with four decades of experience who is also currently a doctorate student in the university's School of Earth Sciences, created models of pterodactyl wings out of thin, curved sheets of a carbon fiber and epoxy resin composite. The 62-year-old then...

2008-12-11 09:55:00

Genes that have been linked to increased risk of obesity might be the reason some people choose french fries over apples, according to scientists. A study found that children with a common variation of the gene tend to overeat high-calorie foods. They ate 100 extra calories per meal, which puts on more weight long term, said Colin Palmer, who led the study at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He said that the findings do not mean that everyone with that version of the gene will eat too...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.