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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Your Skull Shapes Your Hearing

The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others—and, in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

13 hours ago — Christopher Intagliata

Nature Docs Avoid Habitat Destruction

BBC and Netflix nature documentaries consistently shy away from showing viewers the true extent to which we’ve damaged the planet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 24, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Early Butchers Used Small Stone Scalpels

Homo erectus used hand axes to butcher elephants and other game. But a new study suggests they also used finer, more sophisticated blades. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Eavesdropping Puts Anxious Squirrels at Ease

Squirrels constantly scan their surroundings for hawks, owls and other predators. But they also surveil for threats by eavesdropping on bird chatter. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

September 12, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Secrets of the Universe Trapped in Antarctic Snow

Scientists found an interstellar iron isotope in Antarctic snow samples—which hints that our region of the universe may be the remnant of an ancient exploding star. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

August 14, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Stare Down Gulls to Avoid Lunch Loss

Researchers slowed the approach of greedy gulls by an average of 21 seconds by staring at the birds versus looking elsewhere. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 8, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

London Is Crawling with Drug-Resistant Microbes

Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports...

August 3, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Male Black Widows Poach Rivals’ Approaches

Mating is risky business for black widow males—so they hitchhike on the silk threads left by competitors to more quickly find a mate. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 1, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

For Ants, the Sky’s the Compass

Computer modeling revealed that insects with a celestial compass can likely determine direction down to just a couple degrees of error. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

July 23, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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