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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

A Heroic Effort to Measure Helium

After an intense game of cat and mouse with different particles, atomic physicists have measured the radius of the helium nucleus five times more precisely than before. Christopher Intagliata reports...

February 5, 2021 — Christopher Intagliata

Scientists Take a Cattle Head Count in India

The research team determined that the city of Raipur in central India has at least one street cow for every 54 human residents. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 28, 2021 — Christopher Intagliata

The Denisovans Expand Their Range into China

Evidence of the ancient humans was limited to a cave in Siberia. But now scientists have found genetic remains of the Denisovans in China. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

December 2, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Do Wine over Those Brussels Sprouts

Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports

November 25, 2020 — Christopher Intagliata

Early Mammals Had Social Lives, Too

Chipmunklike animals that lived among the dinosaurs appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata reports...

November 18, 2020 — 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
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