Why incompetent ones think they are awesome? Study Explained

You would have definitely dealt with this kind of situation, maybe in school or work: Working with a person who hardly has some knowledge on a particular subject but thinks he/she is the best. It seems awkward to socialise with such a person. You tend to meet them in all walks of life. You see them defending the ideas that are against their belief, or giving a wrong answer to a question with such nerve!
Their behaviour might look annoying, making you judge them as a windbag or a bluffer, but it's not their fault. Surprising?

How would you react when I say this phenomenon has got a name? Psychologists describe it as the Dunning-Kruger effect, named to honour two American psychologists- David Dunning and Justin Kruger, for publishing an Ig Nobel winning scientific study. Dunning and Kruger published a study called "Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Competence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments" in 1999.
They analysed a group of stude…

Placebos are tricking you! Is there no secret ingredient?

What is the greatest and the most useful power you possess? If Voldemort ends up reading this (poor kid), he would say the 'Elder Wand'. To the mighty heroes in the Marvel Universe, the 'Infinite Gems'. What could it be to you and me?  The mind! You must be feeling beatific, by now. Your brain has a great influence on everything- be it a minuscule paper cut on your palm or a cyst at a specific spot. How would your reaction be when I say: "There is something that could trick your mind..."?
If you were born in a family that grew up medical professionals, you might have some intriguing snippets of medical-related information in your hands. Everyone has a superficial thought on how drugs are tested. It's time to spill the beans...
Over the last few years, drug specialists are practising a new trend of testing a drug's effectiveness. New painkillers are verified for their standard through the double-blind placebo control trials. What exactly are these?  I…

A fact only a true Spider Man fan must be aware of...

Are science talks your cup of tea? Or, are you a fan of Spider-Man? If you fit in any one of these, then this blog post is just for you. If Spider Man's web is anything like spider silk, it's surprisingly realistic! Yes, you heard it right.
One question must be intriguing us quite a long time as to why Peter Parker preferred spider silk to any other material. He would have chosen any other material over spider silk but chose spider silk for webbing. It was indeed a smart choice.
When Spider-Man was making his own web in the chemistry lab in his high school, he tried using saliva of a spider. Spider silk is a protein fibre which is stronger than steel.

A dragline silk's tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade steel alloy and about half as strong as aramid filament such as Twaron or Kevlar, which is used for making bulletproof cloth. In 2008, a wood bases nanofiber achieved tensile stiffness eight times greater and with higher tensile strength than spider silk.

World Environment Day: Save the world from decay

Today, global citizens are celebrating the Eco Day to encourage worldwide awareness for the protection of the environment. Every year, World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 to focus on daily environmental challenges which leads to a catastrophe.
These challenges are just like weeds; it is safe to proceed with weeding at the germinating period and it requires strenuous efforts to recognize them as discrete units among the good ones.
Each year, Eco Day focuses on a unique theme. This year, the theme is to beat air pollution. It is much easier to propose than to execute. I believe in it.  So, I have planned to take up the 35 days challengeagain this year. Folks watch 100 days challenge show, few kiddos, who are cheated by the subconscious mind, end up their life playing the 50 days challenge game and the list rolls on. Why can't we make a change by taking up this meaningful Eco challenge?  After conquering these 35 days, you would definitely feel like challenging yourself for lif…

White Holes: To the Universe (For Neophytes)

It's sounds nice that I am spending my summer holidays pretty well. Curled up with sci-fi books, bingeing snacks aside and never had the blues (sister's departure is exceptional). I recommend outlandish folks to read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. People say it as science comedy fiction but I never got that feeling till now...

A popular science comedy fiction, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, talks about Magrathea, a luxurious planet created by its people, Magratheans. The created this planet using the matter extracted from white holes.

White holes are fascinating astronomical objects, but they are just a fragment of imagination. Things beyond imagination are quite fascinating.
White holes are just the opposite of black holes. A black hole is a region which exhibit intense gravitational field such that no matter or even electromagnetic radiation such as light can escape from the Event Horizon.  In layman's terms, event horizon is called the 'point …

What can I do with a degree in Physics?

Have you ever tricked your friend by lighting a bulb with a wire and potatoes? Or made your nerdy sister to exasperate by your physics tittle-tattles? Perhaps you took a balloon, moved gently over your hair and made them leviate?

Do you think there’s a logic behind these phenomena or is it plain magic? No. These events can be logically explained through the simple laws of physics. While other disciplines of science offer explanations to how these phenomena occur, physics addresses the ‘why’ aspect behind these occurrences.

What does a physicist do?
A primary role of a physicist is to study, research and explore the basic principles that govern the structure and behaviour of the surroundings.

Opportunities and career options
With a degree in physics, you can explore a wide range of career options in many fields. Besides, you can explore academics and take up teaching or become a writer like Stephen Hawking.

What it takes to be a physicist?
You don't have to a certified genius to stud…

Blood Group Genetics- Dracula's basic lesson to know

"Blood as Power." This is the ideology of Mr.Dracula. Let us call him Drac. Finally, he found a prey and was about to hunt. But wait here.
Do you think Drac is not aware of blood type genetics? He must just be pretending as if he is a dumb...

Blood is a fluid that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from the cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma.

Every drop of blood contains erythrocytes (Red Blood Cells), which contain a red pigment called haemoglobin. When haemoglobin carry oxygen, it forms oxyhaemoglobin. The blood also contains leukocytes (White Blood Cells), which help in fighting infections. Platelets are tiny blood cells that help the body form clots to stop bleeding. If a blood vessel gets damaged, it sends out signals that are picked up by platelets. These platelets rush to the target site and clot to repair the damage.

Our blood contains antigen…

Maha Shivarathri- You Snooze, You Lose!

Scientific reason behind Maha Shivaratri Around Maha Shivaratri, the Sun and the Moon are aligned in such a way that the Vata component of our body gets activated. The activity is maximum during this time of the year. Vata is one of the three constituents of the body, the other two being Pitta and Kapha. Anything related to movement in the body has a direct connection with Vata. Accordingly, Vata directly impacts the following –  At the physical level (Sthula), Vata impacts the nervous system, and controls all bodily movement.  At a cellular level (Sookshma), Vata “moves” nutrients into the body, and at the same time “moves” the wastes out of the cell. In the natural plan (Karana), Vata helps in retrieving information from the memory, and enables cause and effect analysis.
Such is the importance of Vata. Even a minor imbalance of Vata drastically affects the points mentioned above. In case of a Vata imbalance, the person will experience issues like lethargy, demotivation, forgetfulness…

Time to celebrate linguistic diversity

Have you ever tried to talk to a toddler? If you are a guy who usually breaks the neighbour's window by a ball, you would definitely console the kid of that family. I think it is damn archaic and the best way to drop out a conflict...
Okay, have you ever noticed a peculiar thing that your so-called innocent neighbor kid respond to you in their own language. Have you wondered how they learned to respond like that? Research shows that mother tongue is the first language babies learn while they are still inside the womb. It is the language they grow up knowing and communicating with the world.
As we grow up, we may learn different languages but nothing can comfort your way of communicating like our mother tongue. Furthermore, native language actually builds your personality and influencing our cultural identity.

With the advent of globalization, it has become imperative for us to explore foreign languages. But this reason should not push us to alienate our native languages.…

Pongal across India

Apart from binge eating on the delicacies and flying kites, today marks the beginning of Pongal. It's your turn to add some euphoria in this auspicious day.

Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path, which is the first transmute in the zodiac after the Winter. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different manners across the Indian realm. The entire nation welcomes the new season of harvest in different styles, but with a single notion of joy.

Andhra Pradesh and Telengana:
Folks of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana celebrate this festival for four days. Viola! Four days... Each day has a significance with various aspects of the dawning season.
Day 1: Bhogi: People throw away old household items and get new replacements, which marks the course of change. At the sunset, they light a bonfire where the old materials are discarded signifying the fire of knowledge called…

Waiting for New Year's Resolution?

Are you one of those peeps who have no new plans for this year just yet? New Year's planning sure goes on till the last minute, and you almost end up with an empty notepad...
The fate clearly can't be like that for all, so never lose hope.

We use the word 'busy' way too much. The so-called busy me says so especially when my mom asks for help and she would say, "You amount to nothing because you procrastinate things!" And hopelessly, I just reply, "Just wait..." Mothers are better than astrologers, right?

We tend to go with the word busy as an excuse to swither on unpleasant tasks. We use it to sound important at work that we prioritize because being busy somehow equates to being successful.

But you are never too busy for 10 minutes or so, which is all it takes to improve yourself just a little each day. Stop prioritizing the busy fragments of your life and make time for things that you must throw light such as constant development of your mental, p…

Origami Day- It's all about the art of paper folding

What will you do if you have a scrap of paper? No writing tools, no scissors, no glue, and all you have is just a piece of paper! Few would give up: "I better throw it away..." But the curious workaholics won't stop fidgeting their fingers unless they end up with "I made it!"

How do these weirdos find a paper cool? Sounds eccentric?

Who doesn't love the magic of turning a piece of paper into something pretty? I find it the most exciting of all paper crafts for 2 reasons: I enjoy making these stuffs. Yeah, it needs patience, concentration and a good mood. If you stick to these conditions, you would definitely love them. Origami is an inexpensive hobby you can have.The most sarcastic part of all- I don't need to search for glue, scissors or any but a single piece of paper. I do not need to curse my breathe for not arranging my cupboard properly, mom's same-old-rebuke or sister's lame jokes at that scenario... As you know, origami is fascinating, t…

Has the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle solved?

Ahoy, matey! It's been a long time since I ended up here after a long journey to find a treasure box. Finally, I found nothing. Disappointed.

I feel a lot like a pirate today as it has been a 8 years since I wore the pirate costume on the fancy dress competition. Yeah, everyone called me a freak! I just can't stop rolling my tears and 50 pairs of eyes were staring at me.
Then, I just made a story and the judges got the heart to make a day for me. Thanks a lot! People loved hearing stories but I got a scientific yearn to tell about my journey and the struggle to come out of the Bermuda triangle... Pretty weird.
Okay, that's enough for now and you would have got an idea about today's post.
"Has the mystery of Bermuda triangle solved?"

The Bermuda Triangle is roughly a triangular region of the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda, Florida and Puerto Rico. It is the cursed place for the ships, planes and boats to travel.
(Alert! It is not a good place to hide if you are …