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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Microbe Breaks the Powerhouse Rules

A single-celled organism discovered in chinchilla droppings is the only known eukaryotic organism that lacks mitochondria-like organelles. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 12, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Dragonflies Outmigrate Butterflies

Globe skimmer dragonflies migrate more than 15,000 kilometers, breeding with the locals as they travel and creating an interrelated global population. A dragonfly from Japan may have more in common with Guyanese dragonflies, genetically speaking, than its own Japanese cousins...

May 6, 2016 — Leila Falls and Christopher Intagliata

Crater Bottoms Could Be Cradles of Martian Life

Four billion years ago asteroids and comets could have melted the Martian cryosphere, and started up hydrothermal springs—a potential hotspot for ancient microbial life. Christopher Intagliata reports...

April 6, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Cellular Circuit Computes with DNA

Researchers have created what they call the first "programming language" for cells, which compiles code into a genetic circuit. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 1, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

City Birds Outwit Country Counterparts

Birds that live in urban environments are brasher than rural birds, solve problems better and even have more robust immune systems. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

March 29, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Smart Glass Goes from Clear to Cloudy in a Jolt

Researchers say their prototype is cheaper and easier to make than other smart glass, and since it's flexible and foldable, could be used for camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 22, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Bring a Musician to Untangle Cocktail Party Din

Musicians are better at separating out one meaningful audio stream from a combination, a skill that could help decipher a single conversation in a crowd. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 17, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata
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