Women in STEM: dr. Dorotea

My 22nd guest is dr. Dorotea, an Italian medical biotechnologist, working in Vienna and a talented artist. Hi @my_art_and_science! First of all would you like to tell us something about you? Hi! I’m Dorotea Fracchiolla, originally from Ruvo di Puglia in the Province of Bari, South Italy. I am a medical Biotechnologist by education andContinue reading “Women in STEM: dr. Dorotea”

COVID-19 and fake news

Last month, Nature published an article by Timothy Caulfield on the impact of fake news during this pandemic crisis. Facebook groups are full of conspiracy theories on the origin of the virus and absurd cures for the COVID-19. Among them, we read that the virus was created in the lab, it is caused by 5GContinue reading “COVID-19 and fake news”

The science behind car sickness

Car sickness is a type of motion sickness or kinetosis. It was described by Hippocrates, a Greek physician, who wrote: “Sailing on the sea proves that motion disorders the body.” People suffer from car sickness because the brain receives discrepant information. The brain needs time to make a compromise between what the eyes sees andContinue reading “The science behind car sickness”