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Stories by Christopher Intagliata145 articles archived since 1845

Crater Bottoms Could Be Cradles of Martian Life

Four billion years ago asteroids and comets could have melted the Martian cryosphere, and started up hydrothermal springs—a potential hotspot for ancient microbial life. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 6, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Cellular Circuit Computes with DNA

Researchers have created what they call the first "programming language" for cells, which compiles code into a genetic circuit. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 1, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

City Birds Outwit Country Counterparts

Birds that live in urban environments are brasher than rural birds, solve problems better and even have more robust immune systems. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

March 29, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Smart Glass Goes from Clear to Cloudy in a Jolt

Researchers say their prototype is cheaper and easier to make than other smart glass, and since it's flexible and foldable, could be used for camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 22, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Raw Stone Age Meals Got Tenderizing Treatment

Pounding and slicing meat and vegetables would have saved our ancestors millions of tough chews a year—potentially explaining the evolution of smaller jaws and teeth. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 10, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Gators Guard Birds That Nest Nearby

Wading birds in the Everglades prefer to nest near resident gators for protection. And the arrangement appears to be mutually beneficial. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 4, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Space "Treasure Map" Guides E.T. Search

A pair of astrophysicists advise searchers of intelligent life to look in the narrow band of galactic sky from which any alien observers would see Earth transit the sun—a method we use to detect exoplanets. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 3, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Bats Beat Ebola with Hypervigilant Immunity

The immune systems in bats are in a continuous state of activation, which may explain why they can carry viruses like Ebola without harm. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 29, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata