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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:

Survival of the friendliest

What makes dogs so uniquely friendly? Scientists have studied the unique relationship between humans and domestic dogs for decades, but the role of genetics in shaping canine sociability remains poorly understood.

Dec 13, 2017 | 3.5 min read
Plants have deep roots in time

The evolutions of modern plants set its beginning earlier than we thought. Where it all began? How photosynthesis became a plants' feature? Old fossils hold the answer.

Dec 6, 2017 | 3.5 min read
Bringing the flavor back to modern tomatoes

Wondering why modern tomatoes are often so tasteless? New insights on their DNA offer a roadmap to bring back their tasty flavor.

Dec 1, 2017 | 3 min read
How do plants breathe?

Breathing air in and out is something that we, as humans, perform in every moment of our lives. Plants do likewise thanks to tiny mouths called stomata.

Nov 22, 2017 | 4 min read
Boechera, Why are you so Cool?

Due to their static nature, plants must adapt to their surrounding environment. Among other challenges, resisting to the sun-heat is a major one. How do they cope with that?

Nov 21, 2017 | 3.5 min read
How a fungus causes the collapse of salamander populations

Fire salamanders in Europe are threatened by a seemingly relentless pathogen. How will salamanders cope with this aggressive fungus?

Nov 16, 2017 | 3 min read