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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

NYC Mice Are Packed with Pathogens

Mice trapped in New York City apartment buildings harbored disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 18, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Some Habitable Zone Exoplanets May Get X-Rayed Out

Red dwarfs are a popular place to hunt for small exoplanets in the habitable zone—but the stars' radiation bursts might fry chances for life as we know it. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 11, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Math Cracks a Knuckle-Cracking Mystery

The source of knuckle cracking sounds is much debated—but new mathematical models may reconcile two opposing views. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 29, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Saliva Protein Might Inhibit Intestinal Anarchy

A protein found in spit prevents bad bugs from binding to intestinal cells in the lab, pointing to a possible way to lower the chances of dysentery. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

To See Gun Injury Drop, Hold an NRA Meeting

When the National Rifle Association holds its national convention, gun injuries drop 20 percent—perhaps because fewer gun owners are around their guns. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 28, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Big Cities Have Fewer Tweeters Per Capita

But those who do tweet in big cities are more prolific—tweeting more often, on average, than their small-town counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 26, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

How Baby Birds Learn to Duet

Recordings of songbird duets reveal baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 23, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Undersea Recordings Reveal a Whale's Tale

By eavesdropping on the calls of blue whales, researchers hope to get a more accurate picture of the massive mammals' distribution and abundance. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 19, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Seabird Feathers Reveal Less-Resilient Ocean

By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less-resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 15, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata
Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Boat Noise Means Fish Can't Learn Their Lessons

Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 11, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Woodpeckers Drum to Their Own Tunes

The length and spacing of woodpecker drum rolls varies enough to tell woodpeckers apart—which could be useful to conservation biologists. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 7, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata
Stories by Christopher Intagliata