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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Infants Already Glued to Multiple Screens

A new survey suggests that most kids by age two are using tablets and smartphones, sometimes while watching TV. Christopher Intagliata reports

April 29, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Taste Salty with Less Salt

Making salamis and cheeses with more pores might make them taste just as salty but with less added sodium finding its way into the body. Christopher Intagliata reports


April 20, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Granular Materials Could Thwart Missiles

The harder a projectile hits a granular substance like sand, the more that material acts like a solid, effectively repelling the intruder. Christopher Intagliata reports

April 16, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

B.O. Gives Up Its Stinky Secrets

Staphylococcus hominis is a key perpetrator of body odor—and researchers say selectively interfering with it could make for more effective deodorants. Christopher Intagliata reports...

April 3, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Malaria Parasite Attracts Mosquitoes with Perfume

The Plasmodium parasite uses an altered type of plant chloroplast to manufacture pine-and-lemon-scented chemicals, which lure in the bloodsuckers. Christopher Intagliata reports...

March 24, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

See Movement Better by Bicarb

Bicarbonate, the chemical that transports CO 2 through the blood, increases the "refresh rate" of rod cells in lab tests--which could mean better motion detection. Christopher Intagliata reports...

March 23, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Titan Could Host Life "Not As We Know It"

Saturn's moon Titan is too cold for cell membranes to form as they do on Earth. But researchers have come up with a cell membrane that could exist on Titan. Christopher Intagliata reports...

March 3, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Nectar Helps Bees’ Medicine Go Down

In addition to fuel, nectar from various plant species contains chemical compounds that reduce the numbers of a common gut parasite in bumblebees. Christopher Intagliata reports

February 20, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Drones Spy On Birds in Flight

Quadcopters appear to be a relatively benign tool to study the behavior and numbers of wetland birds. Christopher Intagliata reports

February 3, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata

Climate Influences Language Evolution

The ease with which certain sounds are produced in different climes plays a role in the development of spoken languages. Christopher Intagliata reports

January 28, 2015 — Christopher Intagliata
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