What does Liechtenstein look like?

The principate of Liechtenstein. It is probably not very easy to spot it from a space ship. Though, you do not need a microscope to see it. You can just take your car, or a flight, and go there. Perhaps, if you are not from the region and your are flying to Europe, you could … Continue reading What does Liechtenstein look like?

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Cancer and game theory: what do they have in common?

Cancer and game theory: what do they have in common? At the first sight, nothing. But going through this article you might find out that there could actually be a strong connection between these two seemingly unrelated topics. The neoplastic process, which consists in the transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell, starts … Continue reading Cancer and game theory: what do they have in common?

Teaching randomness in life sciences

LIFE SCIENCES Events of life are constantly influenced by randomness. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, randomness can be defined as "the quality or state of lacking a pattern or principle of organization".¬†While it is true that most models of nature are built according to physical and mathematical rules that are in agreement with observed … Continue reading Teaching randomness in life sciences

Meet Ahmed: his garden is an oasis in the south of Morocco

TRAVEL 7 am, Guelmim, south of Morocco. Location of Guelmim and Tighmert Guelmim is considered the Moroccan gateway of the desert. When we reach it at 7 in the morning after a night bus ride, it looks like a semi-desertic city, poor and dusty. Located north of Asrir,¬† Guelmim is the biggest city of the … Continue reading Meet Ahmed: his garden is an oasis in the south of Morocco

Are you sensitive to chocolate and coffee?

BIOLOGY I am Italian and I do not drink coffee; what a shame! I actually do drink coffee, occasionally, in the afternoon. I take it merely as a drug, when I am extremely tired and I need to study hard. After five minutes it already gives me a huge effect: I get over-excited, I need … Continue reading Are you sensitive to chocolate and coffee?