I began my Biotechnology course at the university of Pavia in October 2010. I just turned 19 and luckily the first semester of this course started somehow smoothly. Since in Italy there is a great discrepancy between high schools, universities tend to use the first semester of the first year of each course to put… Continue reading How did Mendel discover inheritance?
Just before finishing high school I realised that what I was most curious about was figuring out how our brain works and how it is possible that chemical and electric signals can be converted in such complex behaviours as it could be having memories or feelings and in general everything we do in our everyday… Continue reading How do plants absorb and transport water?
In my last post I mentioned the fact that we all live on this planet but we know nothing about it and also that there is a pretty delicate balance that allows life on heart and we should do everything to preserve it. Therefore today I would like to talk a bit about climate change… Continue reading Who is Greta Thunberg?
After we talked about the universe and its wonders, we spent the second half of my last year in high school studying our own planet. Even though we all live here on the same carrousel that spins around its own rotation axe and revolves around the Sun along with the other planets of our solar… Continue reading Why is flying East faster than West?
Today I would like to drift a bit aside from Biology and move on to my last year of high school, when after two years of Chemistry and Biology we started studying Astronomy. We moved from studying atoms and molecules in the infinitely small to study atoms and molecules in the infinitely big and in… Continue reading Are we all made of stardust?