As many of you know, I am an Italian student in UK. I did my undergrad and master in Italy and moved in the UK in 2015. I have been living here for almost 3 years now and I am approaching the last year of my PhD. Hopefully, I will graduate next year and I will have got my 3rd degree and reached the … Read More How to be an international student – PhD life
Recently, UNESCO stated that we NEED Green Chemistry to drive the change towards a more sustainable future. This is quite a strong statement and I will explain why this is the case.
“Sometimes I feel I’m gonna break down and cry” It sounds like you, right? You are no longer enjoying going to work, eventually throwing up on the street. You maybe experienced some panic attack while sampling, or wanted to smash your laboratory. You even thought that if you stayed at home for a couple of months, nobody would have noticed and/or given a shit. … Read More Depression and anxiety due to academic life
According to the National Centre of Health, more than one-third of Americans are obese, around 37% of the population. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008; the medical costs for people who have obesity were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. The UK is the most obese country in western Europe, according to the Organisation for … Read More The sugar tax to tackle a social epidemy: Obesity
The Great Pacific garbage patch, also described as the Pacific trash vortex is a giant island of plastic in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The patch is made of plastic, chemical sludge and other debris trapped by the current of the North Pacific Gyre. The size of the patch is unknown. Estimates of size range from 700000 square kilometres (about the size … Read More Ooho – The edible water bottle
PubhD is an OutReach and public engagement event where local PhD students go to a pub and talk about their research to the general public. PhD runs in the main cities in Europe, Lisbon, Dublin, London etc. etc. Wed the 21st of Feb, I gave my talk and told about my research on catalysis and C-H activations. I will give a brief summary here.
11th of February is The International Day of Women and Girls in Science!!! It is a very special day of the year celebrating Women who dedicated their lives, time, passions or hobbies into Science! Historically, without many many many intelligent Women our mankind wouldn’t be the same as it is now! Today, Ladies with beautiful […] via Top 9 Women-Led SciComm Blogs! — Be a … Read More Happy International Day of Women in Science.
VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE The Italian version of this article has been published on the 4ento.com website EDIBLE INSECTS: FOOD OF THE FUTURE? The global population is growing massively and the way we grow meat and harvest fruits and vegs are no longer sustainable. A recent report published by the Uninet Nation estimated the environmental impact of the animal farming. (1) … Read More Edible insects: food of the future? – Insetti commestibili: il cibo del future?
VERSIONE IN iTALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN iNGLESE As part of my virtual campaign in motivating people to get healthier habits, I want to talk about another important issue today. We spend too much time sitting or being inactive. It has been calculated that we spend around 9 hours per day being sit. And if we add that we sleep, 7/8 hours sleeping, we basically … Read More Sitting is the new smoking – Stare seduti è come fumare
VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE Today I want to share a “sweet” story about my diet. This story is about sugar. During my diet I was very strict with myself and I hadn’t eaten sugary things for 6 months. No teaspoons of sugar in my coffee, no cake, no cheesecake, no Victoria sponge, nothing of nothing. Then, I moved house last September … Read More Sugar kills you slowly – Lo zucchero ti uccide lentamente
VERSIONE IN ITALIANO DOPO QUELLA IN INGLESE After running my first half marathon, I decided to write this article to motivate people to do the same. It wasn’t a big deal but it was a big piece of commitment indeed. I am writing this article to tell the story of why I decided to start running and managed to do 21 km. I made … Read More Next step: training to run the marathon – Il passo successive: allenamento per correre la maratona.