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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:

The European idea, a 5000 years old concept according to the Bell Beaker culture

New "ancient-DNA" research sheds light on the networks that existed across the whole of Europe and northern Africa 5000 years ago. What motivated these networks? Economical trade, migrations of people, or a transfer of ideas from one community to the next? Using the genetic materials of burial sites all across Europe, some answers are starting to emerge.

Aug 23, 2018 | 3.5 min read
From forests to streams: How one plant can make a difference

Amur honeysuckle, an invasive plant in the United States, is able to cause drastic changes within invaded ecosystems. Management practices might reduce these effects which could impact not only terrestrial ecosystems but aquatic as well.

Aug 21, 2018 | 4 min read
The healthy happiness behind dog ownership

For centuries, domesticated dogs have been called man’s best friend with several social and health benefits being attributed to their ownership. Notwithstanding, the relationship between dog ownership and the risk of heart disease remains poorly understood.

Aug 16, 2018 | 2.5 min read
The Star That Wouldn’t Die

A star that seems to have exploded multiple times is defying all theories about stellar deaths.

Aug 14, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Scented colors, colored scents

Roses smell like red, and violets smell like blue: Can flower colors be linked to their scents? In a Mediterranean scrubland, specific combinations of floral color (as perceived by bees or butterflies) and scent compounds in insect-pollinated plants have been described. What pollinators see and smell is a major selective force shaping plant diversity in natural habitats.

Aug 9, 2018 | 3.5 min read
The sudden sprints of evolution

The diversity of form in life on Earth is striking; we share the planet with animals as different as sea slugs and giraffes. However, we still know very little about how evolutionary forces operated on long timescales to shape biodiversity.

Aug 7, 2018 | 4 min read