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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Utah's Deserts Are Bee Hotspots 

The Trump administration is shrinking Utah's desert monuments, stripping some federal protections for wild pollinators. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

December 8, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Data Reveals Most Influential Movies

By analyzing the network connections between 47,000 films on IMDb, researchers found the most influential films ever made. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

December 5, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Blue Whales Have Changed Their Tune

In the last few decades blue whale calls have been getting lower in pitch—and a rebound in their numbers may be the reason. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

November 30, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Smart Meters Speed Showers

Smart meters on showerheads encouraged hotel guests to conserve—even though they personally saved no money. Christopher Intagliata reports.

November 27, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Do Wine over Those Brussels Sprouts

Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports

November 21, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Babies and Chimps Share a Laugh

Adult humans laugh primarily on the exhale, but human babies laugh on the inhale and the exhale—as do chimps. Christopher Intagliata reports.

November 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Nice People Have Emptier Wallets

A study correlating personality traits with financial data found that agreeable people had lower savings, higher debt and higher bankruptcy rates. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

October 15, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Solar Eclipse Was a Buzzkill for Bees

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

October 12, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Mom's Genes Make Some Giraffes Hard to Spot

Baby giraffes inherit aspects of their mothers' patterning—which could give them a survival advantage if good camouflage runs in the family. Christopher Intagliata reports.

October 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Beer Fermentation Hops Along

The bittering agents called hops have enzymes that chew up starch and unleash more fermentable sugar—which can boost alcohol and CO2 in the finished brew. Christopher Intagliata reports...

October 4, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine