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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 343 Breaks:

Take Them Outside: Cold Air Helps Croup Symptoms in Kids

Although for many years parents and paediatricians have noticed that cold fresh air helps improve children’s croup symptoms, there was no scientific data to support this. Now, a team in Geneva carried out a randomized clinical study that supports this claim; it shows that going outside in cold fresh air helps initially reduce the severity of croup symptoms in children. 

Jan 3, 2024 | 3.5 min read
Edible Microparticles: A Revolutionary Solution to Global Vitamin A Deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency impacts millions globally. Directly adding it to foods is problematic due to its sensitivity to light and heat. We've created an edible microparticle ensuring safe vitamin A delivery. These microparticles are stable and offer high absorption rates, presenting a groundbreaking solution to combat vitamin A deficiency and degradation globally.

Oct 27, 2023 | 4 min read
How to make a kilonova: Finding a path for cosmic alchemy

Astronomers recently discovered a pair of stars circling each other (a binary star) that will eventually end its life in an explosion so powerful it creates gold. These explosions create large amounts of gold and other heavy metals but their formation has proven difficult to model. This discovery shows how double-stars hold the key for understanding how precious metals are made in the cosmos.  

Oct 25, 2023 | 3.5 min read
Surfing the Waves of Quantum Matter in Warm Classical Seas

Just as surfers ride the vast waves of the ocean, quasiparticles navigate the deep currents of low-temperature quantum physics, illuminating phenomena like superfluidity and superconductivity. Drawing inspiration from these quantum waves, we've charted a course in classical physics, unraveling the collective dance of particles as they interact within the two-dimensional seas of room temperature flows.

Oct 23, 2023 | 4 min read
Unravelling the Secrets of Pine Roots: A Tale of Nutrition and Adaptation

A new nucleic acid sequencing technology can determine changes in the way RNA is modified, a process known as epitranscriptomics. When observed in maritime pine roots exposed to ammonium nutrition, these changes appeared to be related to the regulation of protein synthesis in the roots.

Oct 20, 2023 | 3.5 min read
The loss of our glaciers over the 21st century: a future we can control

The loss of glaciers affects sea level, water availability, and natural hazards resulting in socioeconomic impacts for communities around the world, even for those located far from these icy giants. Our study found that limiting future increases in global mean temperature to +1.5°C will still cause the loss of more than 25% of their current mass but would prevent widespread ice-loss in many high-mountain regions.

Sep 29, 2023 | 4 min read