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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Wheat Plants “Sneeze” and Spread Disease

Wheat plants' leaves repel water, which creates the perfect conditions for dew droplets to catapult off the leaves—taking pathogenic spores for the ride. Christopher Intagliata reports...

June 25, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Preserved Poop Is an Archaeological Treasure

Anthropologists found parasite eggs in ancient poop samples, providing a glimpse of human health as hunter-gatherers transitioned to settlements. Christopher Intagliata reports.

June 4, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Spider Monkeys Optimize Jungle Acoustics

The monkeys lower the pitch of their "whinnies" when they're far from the rest of their group, which might help the calls travel further through jungle foliage. Christopher Intagliata reports...

April 4, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Scenic City Sights Linked to Higher Happiness

Tracking the location and mood of 15,000 people, researchers found that scenic beauty was linked to happiness—including near urban sights like bridges and buildings. Christopher Intagliata reports...

March 26, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World