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Stories by 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

Sing Solo for Higher Fidelity

By tracking duetting choir singers, researchers found that when an individual singer's pitch drifts off tune their partner’s tend to too. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

March 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Budding Yeast Produce Cannabis Compounds

Biologists have taken the genes that produce cannabinoids in weed and plugged them into yeast, making rare and novel compounds more accessible. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 28, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Who Has "the Right Stuff" for Mars?

Humans traveling to Mars will be required to operate with a degree of autonomy human astronauts have never had, due to communication delays. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 26, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Grazing Deer Alter Forest Acoustics

Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 15, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Our Brains Really Remember Some Pop Music

Although millennials' memory of recent pop tunes drops quickly, their ability to identify top hits from the 1960s through 1990s remains moderately high. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 11, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Biologists Track Tweets to Monitor Birds

Conservation biologists can track the whereabouts of endangered species by the sounds they make, avoiding cumbersome trackers and tags. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 8, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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