Are you wirelessly connected to reality?

Shakespeare famously said, “All the world is a stage”. How do we know if the external world we see and tangibly feel exists independently of us? Imagine you are walking down the pedestrian path and you see a series of cars driving past on the road. How could you verify that if you were not present … [Read more...]

Are you under the Halo Effect?

(Photo by: Tat Biswas) The Halo effect is a cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person or thing is affected by our impression about one trait of that person or thing.Halo effect leads to transfer of feelings based on attributes which could be unrelated to each other.Halo effect is … [Read more...]

What can ants teach us

It is estimated that there are 10,000 billion ants on the planet with an average cumulative weight as much as all the human beings put together. Scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 millions ants on our planet for every human being. Ant societies are quite harmonious, all working towards the … [Read more...]

Genetic Code – One language, diverse forms

The three-letter words of the genetic code are the same in every creature. CGA means arginine and GCG means alanine - in bats, in beetles, in beech trees, in bacteria. They even mean the same in the misleadingly named archaebacteria living at boiling temperatures in sulphurous springs thousands of … [Read more...]