/
partner with:
Back to The Team
Massimo Caine

Founder and Director

About Massimo

With a degree in molecular biology and one in digital communications, Massimo is constantly on a mission to inspire scientists and laypeople around him with his passion for science. Head of TheScienceBreaker, he proudly chases his naïve dream of an engaged society where science and technology are part of the solution to the challenges ahead of human civilization.

Massimo is the editor of 332 Breaks:

Big changes ahead for Antarctica’s plants and animals

Antarctica’s ice-free areas, home to nearly all the continents flora and fauna, are set to transform dramatically with climate change, which could mean big changes for these species.

Jun 21, 2018 | 3 min read
Probing the evolution of photosynthetic life on the early Earth

Plants are able to gather energy from the sun thanks to an evolutionary partnership between photosynthetic bacteria and early living organisms. It is commonly assumed that this took place more than a billion years ago within the ancient ocean, but molecular biology sheds new light on this key event in early Earth evolution.

Jun 19, 2018 | 3 min read
Environmental sustainability of nationally recommended diets

We are what we eat – similarly, our environment depends more and more on our choices for our daily menu. National recommended diets are intended to provide us with healthier food habits. However, are those diet more environmentally sustainable than nation’s average diets?

Jun 14, 2018 | 3 min read
How babies learn what we want

Every day, we interpret the actions of other people in terms of what they want and how hard they’re willing to try.This ability appears to emerge early in development: Like us, babies use the amount of effort someone spends towards a particular goal to infer how much the person values that goal.Foundational abilities like these may support our lifelong capacity to learn about and from other minds.

Jun 12, 2018 | 3 min read
Microscopic Body-Snatchers Infest Our Oceans

Taking control of another body and using it (or part of it) to produce your own energy? What might seem a zombie-like practice is actually a common plankton behavior in oceans worldwide.

Jun 5, 2018 | 3.5 min read
An exoplanet with glowing water reveals its nature

Astronomers are now beginning to study the atmospheres of exoplanets, revealing details about their chemical composition and how temperature changes with altitude. One unanswered question has been the role played by hot stratospheres, which act as a kind of lid between different atmosphere layers. Why are stratospheres important and how do glowing molecules reveal their presence?

May 24, 2018 | 3.5 min read