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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Neandertal DNA May Be COVID Risk

A stretch of Neandertal DNA has been associated with some cases of severe COVID-19, but it’s unclear how much of a risk it poses. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

October 10, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Fluttering Feathers Could Spawn New Species

Fork-tailed flycatchers make a fluttering sound with their wings—but separate subspecies have different “dialects” of fluttering. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 24, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Leftovers Are a Food-Waste Problem

Researchers found that leftovers are likely to end up in the trash, so they advise cooking smaller meals in the first place to avoid food waste. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 9, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Star Systems Can Be Born Topsy-Turvy

Astronomers observed an odd triple-star system that offers clues about misaligned planetary orbits. Christopher Intagliata reports.

September 3, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Why Lava Worlds Shine Brightly (It’s Not the Lava)

Scientists determined that “lava world” exoplanets do not derive their brightness from molten rock but possibly get it from reflective metallic clouds. Christopher Intagliata reports...

August 12, 2020 — 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
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