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

Science and Technology

Calico cats facts – Why are they considered lucky?

Cats are known to be domesticated since from around 1200 BC and they are such fun companions to have around. Calico cats are not a particular breed of cat but it is a domestic cat of any breed with a tri-color coat. Calico refers to the color variations in a cat's coat that includes any… Continue reading Calico cats facts – Why are they considered lucky?

Science and Technology

Why are calico cats always female? – Genetics behind Calico cats

Almost 99.9 percent of all calico cats are female. Do you know why? This is because of genetics. Cats have 19 pairs of chromosomes, and the 19th pair of chromosomes are sex chromosomes X and Y. Sex chromosomes X and Y determine whether a cat is a male or a female. Calico Cat (Tricolor cat)… Continue reading Why are calico cats always female? – Genetics behind Calico cats

Human Body

Ear pit – Why do we have Ear pit?

Have you ever noticed a small dent or tiny hole found somewhere around the front of someone's ear? If so, then you are looking at an Ear pit. An Earpit is a common birth defect or a congenital malformation present as tiny, skin-lined holes or indents on or near the ear. There may be just… Continue reading Ear pit – Why do we have Ear pit?

Diseases and Disorders

Akinetopsia – An Inability to see the motion of an object

Imagine a world where you view everything motionless or like cinema reel. Must be weird. Isn't it? But there is a rare neuropsychological disorder called Akinetopsia with the same symptoms. Yes, patient cannot perceive motion in their visual field. But they are able to see stationary objects without any issues. Akinetopsia is also called as… Continue reading Akinetopsia – An Inability to see the motion of an object

Space and Astronomy

The diamond star in space – Lucy in the sky

Your eyes will be wide open if I say there is an enormous piece of diamond floating in the space. Yes, In 2004, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics made a surprising discovery. It is the largest diamond ever found not on Earth but in space. Technically, it is called BPM 37093 or V886… Continue reading The diamond star in space – Lucy in the sky

Human Body

Why do we feel better after crying?

Usually, humans tend to cry in tears when they are emotional. Negative emotions like sadness, grief, anger, suffering, mourning, or physical pain produce emotional tears. Even extreme happiness during times of intense humor and laughter also produces emotional tears. Whether we are really happy or sad, our limbic system in the brain feels it is… Continue reading Why do we feel better after crying?