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What happens when you mix pop culture and biology? Let’s discover the astounding world of Nerd-Science!


JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki is one of the strangest series ever created and, for this reason, it splits the audience into hardcore fans and haters. I found it brilliant, so, I’m definitely in the first category! When I watched the anime, I appreciated it so much that I decided to continue the story of the Joestar bloodline by reading the manga. Stone Ocean, the sixth story arc, is full of sci-fi references and many of the Stands present in this season are inspired by scientific concepts. In my opinion, Rikiel’s power towers above the others thanks to its…


Creating an interesting antagonist is one of the most difficult part in the development of a story. The villain is one of the keystones of the narration because it often triggers the events and provides the motivation to start the journey of the protagonist. This character should be fascinating and disturbing at the same time in order to represent a deviated philosophy with great charisma. In the macroworld of anime and manga, there are many well-written villains and it’s difficult for me to decide which is the best. However, Gotou from the body horror series Parasyte — The Maxim (also…


Birds are essentially similar to Reptiles… These animals may be said to be merely an extremely modified and aberrant Reptilian type — Thomas Henry Huxley

Pokémon is one of my favourite videogame series, even though I’m not a kid anymore. This franchise captured my attention when I was an elementary pupil and I saw my friends playing with FireRed and LeafGreen version. Not long after, I decided to buy Pokémon Emerald, and from that moment, my love for the saga never stopped. Probably the reason for my fascination resides in the genius behind this marvellous world. Game Freak is famous…


“Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting”- Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

Before becoming a nerd obsessed with science, I was a metalhead teenager. I thought only rock, metal and cross over deserved to be called music and other genres were simply unworthy. Fortunately, now I’m more open-minded and my music taste is more complex than before. Anyway, during that period I discovered some of my favourite groups and among them, Tool captured my interest in a special way. This band is famous for its technical ability and its powerful and…


What is the superpower of Batman? When I ask this question to the children of elementary and middle school, they often respond to me “Money!”. It’s not completely wrong, however, I think it is strongly reductive. Unlikely other superheroes Batman has no superpowers and he doesn’t even construct his weapons. He simply buys what he needs because he can afford it. On the other hand, he is really talented so, money is not the only thing that Bruce Wayne has. He is a brilliant detective; a very skilled fighter and he can adapt to many difficult situations. Anyway, the ability…

Andrea Vissani

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