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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Space "Treasure Map" Guides E.T. Search

A pair of astrophysicists advise searchers of intelligent life to look in the narrow band of galactic sky from which any alien observers would see Earth transit the sun—a method we use to detect exoplanets...

March 3, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Bats Beat Ebola with Hypervigilant Immunity

The immune systems in bats are in a continuous state of activation, which may explain why they can carry viruses like Ebola without harm. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 29, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Gut Microbes Lessen Mice Malarial Malaise

Mice with the right mix of microbes were spared the worst of a malaria infection, possibly via some sort of "booster effect" on the immune system. Christopher Intagliata reports...

February 12, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Asphalt Roads Could De-Ice Themselves

Researchers engineered bitumen—the sticky black stuff in asphalt—to release its own salt, to battle the formation of ice. Christopher Intagliata reports

December 31, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Small Fish Takes Fast-Evolution Track

Stickleback fish in Alaska evolved from living in seawater to freshwater in just 50 years, with the help of freshwater traits in their genome. Christopher Intagliata reports

December 17, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Espresso Machines Brew a Microbiome of Their Own

Researchers sampled 10 espresso machines and found that most of them harbored coffee residues rich in bacteria—including some potentially pathogenic strains. Christopher Intagliata reports...

December 1, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Why We Live in a Cloud of Microbes

Pets and people shed clouds of microbes as unique and personal as their fingerprints, but the clouds can change over time.

November 30, 2015 — Jack Penland and Christopher Intagliata
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