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Massimo Caine

Founder and Director

About Massimo

Harnessing his dual expertise in molecular biology and digital communications, Massimo is a steadfast advocate for science, striving to weave it into the fabric of everyday life. As the founder and editor-in-chief of TheScienceBreaker, he is not just chasing a dream, but actively building a reality where society and science walk hand-in-hand. His aspiration is not one of distant admiration, but of close collaboration: empowering every individual with scientific understanding and fostering a collective enthusiasm for discovery. His vision is one of unity, where society acknowledges the integral role of science and technology in shaping our shared future.

Massimo is the editor of 345 Breaks:

Shrunken heads: a curious strategy to survive winter

Could a mammal's skull and brain adapt their size to cope with environmental changes? Some shrews have developed an astonishing strategy for overwintering which involves a reversible shrinkage of their braincase and brain.

Sep 24, 2018 | 4 min read
Ant medics: wound treatment in a predatory species

Matabele ants often get injured and loose limbs while hunting termites. Inside the nest, we observe nestmates treating these wounds. They clean the injury with their mouths and thus reduce the infection risk and mortality of the injured.

Sep 19, 2018 | 4 min read
The Arctic’s singing whales

Almost all mammals communicate using sound, but few produce complex songs. Bowhead whales are one of only two of the great whales to do so. Spitsbergen bowhead whales produce dozens of different songs every winter; this acoustic repertoire is unique among mammals.

Sep 13, 2018 | 4 min read
Consumed to death: bacteria cause their own extinction by over-polluting the environment

It has been speculated for quite a while whether populations – first of all the human population – can drive themselves to extinction by over-polluting their environment. We have found such an 'ecological suicide' in microbes that make their environment so toxic during growth that the whole population dies.

Sep 11, 2018 | 2.5 min read
The closest dwarf planet to the Earth is alive

Observations of Ceres from NASA Dawn spacecraft have detected recent variations in its surface, revealing that the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system is a dynamic body that continues to evolve and change.

Sep 5, 2018 | 4 min read
The intimate relationships between seeds and fungi

More often than previously thought, fungi are able to infect seeds…what are the consequences? Seeds of tropical trees interact with a wide variety of fungal partners in ways that may help tropical plant diversity to be maintained.

Aug 30, 2018 | 3 min read