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Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Jupiter Crackles with Polar Lightning

Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

June 17, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Computers Predict Pop Chart Success

An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

May 24, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Radar Scans Detail North Korean Nukes

Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

May 14, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Jupiter and Venus Squeeze Earth's Orbit

Sediment records have confirmed that Jupiter and Venus change Earth's orbit from virtually circular to noticeably elliptical and back every 405,000 years. Christopher Intagliata reports...

May 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Bad Audio Can Hurt a Scientist's Credibility

Listeners gave more credence to a scientist’s radio interview when the audio was good quality than they did to the same material when the audio was poor. Christopher Intagliata reports...

April 28, 2018 — 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
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