Category Archives: English

Astroconcert, where science and music collide

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Angelina is a pianist and musical composer graduated from the National Conservatory of Kazakhstan, her native country. She is also a specialist in the direction of symphonic and choral orchestras. After training in classical music, Angelina transferred to Italy to study electronic music at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome.

Stefano is an Italian scientific astronomer and science disseminator. He studied Astronomy at the University of Bologna and Science Communication at the International School of Advanced Studies of Trieste. He conjugates both branches of its formation in the Astronomical and Planetary Museum of Rome.

The vibrant Rome served as a catalyst for the passions of Angelina and Stefano to merge to create an original and unique project. They have called it Astroconcert.

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Faces of Science, my interview

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Matthew Ward, a former scientist and a long-term advocate of science careers, wants to use #FacesOfScience project for generating awareness of the different paths within a career and how science is impacting the world around us.

As I share his values on science, I kindly agreed to be interviewed by him. The results are in the following lines and in the amazing figure he has made about me.

Here is a piece of my story and my thoughts. I would love to know yours or your thoughts about this. Please, enjoy!

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Wine: a history of evolution, biochemistry and acne

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After a hard week of work, I like to enjoy a glass of wine in the company of my wife. The taste and aroma delight us. Its effect relaxes us, disinhibits us, fills us with joy. Often stimulates exquisite conversations that use to end already you know how.
 
In one of those conversations, we talked about how much science was in our glasses. From how much history, how much humanity, how many civilizations, cultures, and peoples have also enjoyed that drink.
 
Imagine the origin of the liquid in our hands. Imagine the thousands of generations of farmers, vines, and microorganisms that have passed to reach the first wine ever created. It is an exercise that excites and stimulates our intellect.
 
How did it all start? How was the invention of wine? Do we know everything about the production of wine today, its scientific foundations? In the following paragraph, I will answer this questions.

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Bacteria for feeding the world

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75 million people are born every year in the world. Hence, our agriculture has to provide enough food for this huge amount of people.

But, farming is among the biggest contributor to environmental damage and climate change. Deforestation, water use, methane release and over fertilization are impacting the ecosystems.

Agriculture is not optional, it is not a luxury, it is an absolute necessity. So how can we manage to increase food production for a growing population, while reducing the environmental impact at the same time?

The use of beneficial bacteria could be one of the multiple alternatives to consider.

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