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Stories by 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. ...

16 hours ago — 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

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...

July 19, 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
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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”