Muting questions #5 – Why do we age and die??

Welcome back to our Muting questions series, where just by reading the title we fall into despair and void due to the inability of answering the question, in principle so easy to answer. Let’s start with why it makes sense asking the question “Why do we age”. As any other physical or biological phenomenon, if…

Muting Questions #4 – What is life (and Species and Genes)?

It always amazes me how, sometimes, these ridiculously easy questions can be so ridiculously hard to answer. In this post in particular I want to propose three different example relevant in Biology: Life, Species and Genes. What amazes me even more than these answers is the fact that people don’t think enough about these questions!…

Muting Question #3 – SunBathing.. Why do we do it?

Of course, this is not intended to be a guide like: “How to sunbath correctly” or “The perfect sun-tanning method, no more sunburns all over your body”. I mean, if you ask my mom why we sunbath, she has a simple answer: to get tanned, to get browner! Sunbath is good for your skin and…

Muting Question #2 – What are you looking at??

Some weeks ago I was at my embryology course and we were talking about the eye. Such a complex, performant and awesome organ! It always fascinated me, and to know all of the evolution behind it, it’s really interesting. In our last ten minutes the professor talked about our retina and how it’s organized. This…

Muting Question #1 – Why are plants green??

I’d like to begin this series with this question because I think it reflects exactly what I mean by Muting Question. Why are plants green? This is a classic question that even children ask. That’s not actually an easy question but, I consider it a quite widespread knowledge. Many people should already know that plants…

Muting questions #0 – Why is that?? Ehmm…

A solid part of being a scientist is to be curious and skeptical. To ask questions, not to stop to the fact but to investigate up to the sources. Asking something that other people don’t ask, or ask questions that people think of having aswers of, is a really hard task. Someone say even, that…