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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 344 Breaks:

Gliding mammals during the Age of Dinosaurs

Tiny mammals lived amongst the dinosaurs for over 100 million years; probably often trying not to be stepped on or eaten by the giant beasts. What did these little creatures look like, and how did they cope with their surrounding environment?

May 18, 2018 | 4 min read
Ancient Egyptian mummies give up the last of their secrets

History books tell us about how ancient populations developed to be the modern world that we are living in. Ancient DNA can provide us with a broader picture of the interactions that led to modern populations: a precious snapshot delivered directly by Egyptian mummies.

May 15, 2018 | 3.5 min read
The escape of the Sun’s fraternal twin

Many stars are in binary systems, where the two companion stars orbit each other. New evidence indicates that these binary systems and indeed all stars likely formed in pairs, but that many of these pairs were lost over time. Based on this result, the Sun should have formed with a companion star. This fraternal twin would have separated billions of years ago and is now lost among the stars.

May 8, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Exercise helps restore aged muscles

With age, our muscles gradually lose their energy and strength. The decreased amount of proteins in mitochondria, the power plants of cells, seems to be responsible for that. However, exercise could help in bringing back the energy, restoring the protein content and function of mitochondria in muscle cells.

Apr 20, 2018 | 3.5 min read
The fragrance of plants: how their perfume pervades the air

It’s spring and the smell of flowers spreads through the air. What we perceive as “smell” are chemical compounds also called “volatiles” which are characteristic of each and every flower. But how do plants release their pleasant fragrances so that pollinators (and us) may perceive them?

Apr 18, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Obesity: The heavyweight of cancer

While it is widely known that cigarettes can lead to lung cancer development, other factors may pose similar hazards with even more resonance. One of them is obesity. Being overweight, in fact, may lead to cancer development, but also to its spread to other parts of the body.

Apr 12, 2018 | 4 min read