Human Body

Types of tears – Why older adults get dry eyes more?

Tears are an essential substance produced by our bodies. The lacrimal gland situated just above our eyeballs produces all human tears. Their primary purpose is to clean and lubricate the eyes, remove irritants, supports the immune system and as a part of the body's natural pain response. They are composed of water, salts, fatty oils,… Continue reading Types of tears – Why older adults get dry eyes more?

Human Body · Psychology · Science and Technology

Synesthesia – Can you smell colors? Can you see sound?

You probably won't believe it if I say that you can see sounds, smell colors, or taste sounds. Yes, it is a neurological condition called Synesthesia. About four percent of the population have these additional skills, and people who experience them are known as synesthetes. Synesthesia is a phenomenon in which the stimulation of one… Continue reading Synesthesia – Can you smell colors? Can you see sound?

Human Body

Red-eye effect – Why do my eyes glow red in photos?

Ever wondered why your eyes glows red like a vampire or zombie in some photographs? These spooky red eyes sometimes ruins the perfect shot. The phenomenon is called Red-eye effect and it is the eye’s biology interacting with the camera’s lighting mechanism. It occurs when we use a photographic flash that is very close to… Continue reading Red-eye effect – Why do my eyes glow red in photos?

Science and Technology

The Hathaway Effect – Strange correlation between Anne Hathaway and Warren Buffet

The Hathaway Effect is a phenomenon that happens when actress Anne Hathaway is trending on social media or makes headlines, stocks in Berkshire Hathaway company rise. The effect is a strange correlation because Anne Hathaway and Berkshire Hathaway seems to have nothing in common other than name and nationality. Anne Hathaway is a famous Hollywood… Continue reading The Hathaway Effect – Strange correlation between Anne Hathaway and Warren Buffet

Human Body · Science and Technology

Cryonics – Can you revive a human body by preserving it?

Cryonics is a technique that is used to preserve a human body at extremely low temperatures to revive them sometimes in the future. If a person's full body is preserved it is said to be in Cryonic-Suspension and if only the brain is preserved, then it is in Neuro-Suspension. The idea of Cryonics originated with… Continue reading Cryonics – Can you revive a human body by preserving it?

Science and Technology

Prince Rupert’s drop – A glass drop that can withstand bullets

Prince Rupert's Drops are one of the most spectacular physics demonstrations. The unique Prince Rupert's Drop is a glass structure so strong, it can even destroy bullets. They are produced by dropping red hot molten soda-lime or flint glass into cold water, quickly cooling in a process called quenching. The molten glass instantly solidifies like… Continue reading Prince Rupert’s drop – A glass drop that can withstand bullets

Diseases and Disorders

Humans with green blood – Sulfhemoglobinemia

This is not a topic about some horror movies or aliens. And it is definitely not about Mr.Spock in Star Trek whose vulcan blood is green. It is a real life scenario where the person's blood will be in green color instead of red. On June 8, 2007, A 42-year-old male patient in Canada was… Continue reading Humans with green blood – Sulfhemoglobinemia

Science and Technology

Why tires are black – Why and what we add to make the tires black?

When we order a brand new vehicle, we always get options to select the color of it. But when coming to the tires, we don't have many options. Then you must be thinking why tires end up mostly black color. Also, ever wondered how the tires not melt and stay stiff and firm when the… Continue reading Why tires are black – Why and what we add to make the tires black?

Curious and Strange

The Paris Catacombs – One of the largest underground necropolis(cemetery) in the world

Often described as City of Love and Light, Paris is a city known for its fashion, romance, arts, sophistication and fine-dining menus. Underneath the streets of sparkling lights and buidings, there is hundreds of miles of tunnels. Eerie and strange, there lies one of the largest underground necropolis(cemetery) in the world. It is called the… Continue reading The Paris Catacombs – One of the largest underground necropolis(cemetery) in the world

Space and Astronomy

Rainbow types – Can moonlight create a rainbow?

Rainbows are meteorological and optical phenomenon which is one of the wonders of nature, beautiful with its stunning colors. Actually there are more than 10 types of rainbows and lets see few variations. Primary Rainbow Most rainbows we see are primary rainbow. The arc contains the color red on the outer edge and the color… Continue reading Rainbow types – Can moonlight create a rainbow?