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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

One Small Scoop, One Giant Impact for Mankind

Just before Neil Armstrong climbed back into the lunar module, he scooped up a few last-minute soil samples--which upturned our understanding of planetary formation. Christopher Intagliata reports...

16 hours ago — Christopher Intagliata

Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the  Ophiocordyceps  fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

July 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Some Hot Dog Histology

A lab analysis found that even an all-beef frankfurter had very little skeletal muscle, or "meat." So what’s in there? Christopher Intagliata reports. 

July 3, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Wheat Plants "Sneeze" and Spread Disease

Wheat plants' leaves repel water, which creates the perfect conditions for dew droplets to catapult off the leaves—taking pathogenic spores for the ride. Christopher Intagliata reports...

June 25, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Preserved Poop Is an Archaeological Treasure

Anthropologists found parasite eggs in ancient poop samples, providing a glimpse of human health as hunter-gatherers transitioned to settlements. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 4, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

Vanishing Particles. Spooky Action.