9 months in, 9 months out

Pregnancy is also known as endogestation (endo, from Latin, means “inside”), and as we all know, it lasts 9 months, or to be more accurate 266 days, counting from conception to birth. What maybe some of you don’t know is that there are other 266 days important for the development of children. This period isContinue reading “9 months in, 9 months out”

Girls and women in STEM

In several studies children were asked to draw a scientist. In almost all cases they drawn men, with glasses and in a lab coat. A research from the National Girls Collaborative Project shows that until K-12 (before the ending of high school) there is no difference in the achievements in math and science between boysContinue reading “Girls and women in STEM”

Milk authenticity

In a recent paper researchers from South Tyrol (Italy) discovered a rapid method to check milk quality and geographic origin. South tyrolean milk samples were collected from farms – using extensive grassland-based farming system- located at 1900 m (Aldino), 1050 m (Aurina) and 950 m (Vipiteno) asl. Milk from Milan was collected at 200 mContinue reading “Milk authenticity”