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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Sea Level Rise Could Inundate the Internet

Extreme sea level rise could swamp internet cabling and hubs by 2033—and coastal cities like New York, Seattle and Miami are at greatest risk. Christopher Intagliata reports.

7 minutes ago — Christopher Intagliata

Moths Evade Bats with Slight of Wing

Some moth species have evolved long wing tails that flutter and twist as the moth flies, which distract hungry bats. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 16, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

People Ration Where They Roam

An analysis of the movement of some 40,000 people suggests most of us frequent only 25 places—and as we sub in new favorites, we drop old ones. Christopher Intagliata reports.

July 2, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Piano Lessons Tune Up Language Skills

Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners' brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 26, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Bird's Song Staying Power Implies Culture

Certain motifs in swamp sparrow songs can last hundreds, even thousands of years—evidence of a cultural tradition in the birds. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 22, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Alaskan Beluga Whales Ace Hearing Exam

Researchers tested the hearing of beluga whales in an Alaskan bay and found that they seem to have suffered little hearing loss due to ocean noise. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 21, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Jupiter Crackles with Polar Lightning

Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

June 17, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Mongooses Gift Grooming for Guard Duty

Humans and other primates often reciprocate good deeds. A new study suggests a nonprimate, the dwarf mongoose, does so, too, even after a delay. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 1, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Computers Predict Pop Chart Success

An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

May 24, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Radar Scans Detail North Korean Nukes

Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 14, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Jupiter and Venus Squeeze Earth's Orbit

Sediment records have confirmed that Jupiter and Venus change Earth's orbit from virtually circular to noticeably elliptical and back every 405,000 years. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Bad Audio Can Hurt a Scientist's Credibility

Listeners gave more credence to a scientist’s radio interview when the audio was good quality than they did to the same material when the audio was poor. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 28, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata