Human Body

Mirror neurons – Why you yawn or smile back when someone does it?

Ever wondered why you smile at others back when you see someone smiling at you? Ever thought about why you yawn whenever you see someone does it? Sometimes when you see a stranger hit their toe on something, you might have flinched. You might be watching a cricket match on TV, and when the batsman… Continue reading Mirror neurons – Why you yawn or smile back when someone does it?

Human Body

Eye Floaters – Why do we get eye floaters?

Have you ever noticed strange shapes floating in your vision from time to time with different shapes, sizes, and forms? They are definitely not optical illusions, and they will tend to drift away with a slight lag from our sight when we try and look at them directly. These little objects that float in our… Continue reading Eye Floaters – Why do we get eye floaters?

Diseases and Disorders

The Glass Delusion – A disorder that makes us think we are made of glass

There was a strange delusion going on mainly during the late Middle Ages and early modern ages (15th to 17th centuries). It was a regularly recorded condition and it is an unusual psychiatric disorder. The disorder is called Glass delusion. People with this disorder believed that their whole body or part of their body was… Continue reading The Glass Delusion – A disorder that makes us think we are made of glass

Human Body

Why do we cry – The reason behind it

Usually, we relate crying to sadness. But, do you know why we really cry? Experts believe crying may be an evolutionary trait. When our ancestors hurt themselves or felt upset, they cried. Their tears evolved as a way to send a message to people close to them that they needed help from others. The same… Continue reading Why do we cry – The reason behind it

Human Body

Can humans walk straight when blindfolded? – Explained

There is a common belief that if someone got lost in unfamiliar terrain, they often end up walking in circles. Although there is no scientific evidence, this belief has widely spread throughout popular culture. Scientists have been trying to resolve this great mystery since the 1920s. Well, blindfold yourselves and try to walk straight. You… Continue reading Can humans walk straight when blindfolded? – Explained

Space and Astronomy

Moonquakes – Is the moon shrinking?

The Moon is the only natural satellite of Earth and, it is the most studied object in the night sky. It is the only object in our solar system that humans have visited. One of the first surprise discoveries, when humans landed on the moon in 1969, is Moonquakes. Just like Earth has earthquakes, a… Continue reading Moonquakes – Is the moon shrinking?

Psychology

The Dunning Kruger effect – Are you as brilliant as you think?

Have you ever come across someone who has very little knowledge in a subject but still claims and boast as if they know a lot as an expert? Have you ever met someone in your office who is an underperformer but still very confident about their performance? If so, this phenomenon has a name. Though… Continue reading The Dunning Kruger effect – Are you as brilliant as you think?

Diseases and Disorders

Pica – A disorder that urges you to eat non food items

Pica is a psychological and a compulsive eating disorder. People with Pica will crave or eat items that are not food and have no nutritional value. The most common items eaten are Clay (geophagia), ice (pagophagia), dirt, and flaking paint. Less common items include hair (trichophagia), feces (coprophagia), starches such as cornstarch and dried pasta(amylogphagia),… Continue reading Pica – A disorder that urges you to eat non food items

Curious and Strange

Sailing stones – Mystery behind the Sailing stones

We may have heard lot of strange and mysterious details about aliens, UFO, places, things, or even about ghost but in this case it is about some stones. Yes, these stones which are scattered in the desert moves on their own and leaves mysterious trails behind them with no explanation. The stones can be from… Continue reading Sailing stones – Mystery behind the Sailing stones

Human Body

Why we can’t smell our own perfume? – Nose blindness

Ever wondered why we stop noticing the perfume around us after some time? Ever thought why the odor of food is very strong when we enter a restaurant but fades or weakens after a while? Why is that a person who really smells bad can't recognize his own stench? The smell stays the same, but… Continue reading Why we can’t smell our own perfume? – Nose blindness