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What is anxiety and how to use it as a useful tool

What is anxiety and how to use it as a useful tool

intro Anxiety is a widespread feeling that we are all familiar with: anxiety about an exam, anxiety about the arrival of that message, anxiety about telling our parents something important... these are instances that we have all experienced in our lives, and we have...

How Isaac Newton changed Physics

How Isaac Newton changed Physics

Abstract Isaac Newton is acknowledged as one of the greatest scientists of all time. But what precisely is it that lies behind such greatness as to make us consider these heroes as almost superhuman as if they were born with physical and intellectual privileges,...

Natural and unnatural things

Natural and unnatural things

Nowadays we are accustomed to hear and use the term 'natural' and 'non-natural' almost every day, so frequently that there is no longer any real meaning associated with the term. We use these labels as we like, thinking that they can be combined with various opinions...

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity, intuitively, is made up of differences observable in the living world. Since this definition is very broad and chaotic, biodiversity can be organized in levels depending on the size of the sample we are considering: two individuals, a family, a herd, a...

The Dissections

The Dissections

Dissections are a very delicate subject to be dealt with in the presence of "non-experts", mainly because there is a lot of confusion about what the term "Dissections" actually indicates; to make a bit of clarity it is necessary to make a small premise: Dissection: it...

Trees

Trees

We can imagine the generic cell as a small ball enclosed by a membrane (plasma membrane), containing the cytoplasm (a watery solution with salt ions, respiratory gases, proteins, sugars, and fats) and the organelles (small vesicles that are responsible for carrying...

The Immune Bacterium

The Immune Bacterium

In 2014, the project was launched to make a bacterial cell immune to viral attacks. Candidate E.coli is transformed (in 2016 we are at 63% of transformation) into strain rE.coli-57: a strain resistant to virus attacks because it has an unconventional genetic code. The...

Egyptian Science

Egyptian Science

The Ancient Egyptian were a very advanced civilization. They had invented a writing system, hieroglyphs, based on actions, concepts, and syllables representations. The system was monumental and it allowed its usage both for practical and decorative purposes. The...

A cure to aging

A cure to aging

We can imagine the generic cell as a small ball enclosed by a membrane (plasma membrane), containing the cytoplasm (a watery solution with salt ions, respiratory gases, proteins, sugars, and fats) and the organelles (small vesicles that are responsible for carrying...