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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Neandertal Spears Were Surprisingly Deadly

Javelin throwers chucking replicas of Neandertal spears were able to hit targets farther away, and with greater force than previously thought to be possible. Christopher Intagliata reports...

January 31, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

"Rectenna" Converts Wi-Fi to Electricity

Researchers built a small, flexible device that harvests wi-fi, bluetooth and cellular signals, and turns them into DC electricity. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 30, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Ecologists Eavesdrop with Bioacoustics

By coupling audio recordings with satellite data and camera traps, ecologists can keep their eyes—and ears—on protected tropical forests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 24, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Saturn's Blingy Rings Are a Recent Upgrade

Though Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its rings were added relatively recently—only 100 million to 10 million years ago. Karen Hopkin reports. 

January 23, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Viewing This Weekend's Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies this Sunday, January 20—and it may or may not be red. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 18, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata
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"Mona Lisa Effect" Not True for Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting doesn't have that quality. Christopher Intagliata reports...

January 17, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Mistimed Migration Means Bird Death Battles

Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe—sometimes leading to deadly conflict. Christopher Intagliata reports.

January 13, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Turn Xmas Tree into Food and Medicine

Pine needles can easily be broken down into sugars as well as the building blocks of paint, adhesives and medicines. Christopher Intagliata reports.

December 29, 2018 — 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
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