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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Colorful Corals Beat Bleaching

Exposed to mildly warmer waters, some corals turn neon instead of bleaching white. The dramatic colors may help coax symbiotic algae back. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

May 27, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Computers Confirm Beethoven’s Influence

By breaking 900 classical piano compositions into musical chunks, researchers could track Ludwig van Beethoven’s influence on the composers who followed him. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

March 3, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Having an Albatross around Your Boat

By outfitting 169 albatrosses with GPS data loggers, scientists were able to track fishing boats apparently trying to hide their location. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 5, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Did Animal Calls Start in the Dark?

One hypothesis says the ability to vocalize arose in nocturnal animals—and a new evolutionary analysis suggests there may be some truth to it. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

February 1, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Docs Given Updated Opioid Prescribing Habit

Researchers dialed down the default number of opioids in two hospitals’ prescription systems—and doctors ended up prescribing fewer pills. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 26, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Barred Owls Invade the Sierra Nevada

By listening to the sounds of the forest, biologists were able to identify an invasion of barred owls in spotted owl habitat. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 24, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Antarctic Is Ripe for Invasive Species

Mussels and crabs are two of the creatures most likely to invade Antarctica in the next 10 years, a panel of scientists say. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 15, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Meteorite Contains Material Older Than Earth

The Murchison meteorite, which screamed to Earth 50 years ago, carried with it stardust that's seven billion years old. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

January 13, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Brittle Stars Can “See” without Eyes

The starfish relatives can recognize patterns using photoreceptors on their arms—and their color-changing abilities could have something to do with it. Christopher Intagliata reports...

January 9, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Atlantic Puffins Spotted Using Tools

Scientists observed two Atlantic puffins using sticks to scratch themselves—the first known instance of seabirds using tools. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

January 7, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata
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