Science & Technology


Depersonalization: The curious case of losing touch with reality

An introduction to our mind’s “alternate reality” depersonalization and derealization disorder. The way our mind defends itself from the outer world can be quite impressive, every day we are confronted with situations that require our attention, be it our jobs, private life, social media, advertisements, family messages, news and so […]


Consumer of Mathematics

“I am a consumer of mathematics, I do not calculate anything,” a friend said to me, over lunch at a Nepalese restaurant.  I have asserted everyone uses math constantly, whether it is to add up the grocery bill before heading to the cashier or to identify a forty-five-degree angle.  She […]


Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

How do we find out who we really are? How do we define someone, or even ourselves? What makes us, us? Are you an extrovert or introvert? Are you adventurous or cautious? Optimistic or pessimistic? Trusting, reliable, independent, imaginative, observant, cultured, funny, spiritual, persistent, discreet, confident…? All of it? Some […]


The freedom of
your insignificance

This is us. Existing inside an endless haze of new born stars, merging galaxies and fading suns. And here you are, reading this, your smartphone battery running low, you’re running late to the next appointment, all the while time is running backwards inside of black holes and collapsing universes. What […]


Bletchley Park: The Colossal Code Cracking Computer 1

We create heroes.  We need someone with whom to identify in every story.  In World War II we have heroes in Churchill, Roosevelt, and De Gaulle.  There are countless small victories in which soldiers held a bridge, saved a piece of art, or rescued a family.  In the case of […]


The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

Should we all reduce our showering and perfume usage? Perfumes, shower gel, showers, detergents all strip away or mask our natural bodily smells and add synthetic ones. But similar to other animals, humans convey information through bodily smell and most of us are unaware of how much information that is […]


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]