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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Poor Sleepers Worse at Recognizing Unfamiliar Faces

Subjects suffering insomnia got more wrong answers in a face-matching task—but they were paradoxically more confident of their responses. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 19, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Yawns Help the Brain Keep Its Cool

Theory has it yawning helps cool the brain—and it turns out animals with bigger brains do indeed tend to yawn longer. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 18, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Gender Influences Recommendations for Science Jobs

Female applicants to postdoctoral positions in geosciences were nearly half as likely to receive excellent letters of recommendation, compared with their male counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports

October 6, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Arctic Pollinator Faces Uncertain Future

A housefly relative appears to be key to the reproductive success of a hardy tundra shrub. But the insect is threatened by the warming climate. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 1, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Actually Promotes It

Teenage girls who cared for infant dolls, an intervention meant to prevent pregnancy, actually had a higher risk of getting pregnant by age 20. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 31, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Waste Amphetamines Alter Underwater Ecosystems

Using an artificial stream system, researchers found that amphetamine residues altered insect and microbial life in aquatic ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 25, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Voters Are Seldom Swayed by Local Campaign Stops

A survey during the 2012 election found that bus tours and visits to greasy spoons didn't do much to change voter opinions. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

August 19, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Listen to the Sounds of Knees Cracking

Eavesdropping on the creaks and groans of an athlete’s knee could help doctors track healing after injury or surgery.

August 19, 2016 — Benjamin Meyers and Christopher Intagliata

Inbred Songbirds Croon out of Tune

Inbred canaries sang songs with less pure tones, and at slightly different pitches, than their outbred cousins—and female canaries seemed to be able to tell the difference.  

July 28, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

For Lichens, 3's Not a Crowd

Biologists have identified a third species—a yeast—in some lichens, shaking up what's always been known as a two-party system. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 21, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata