7 Controversial Theories of Evolution That Will Give You Food for Thought

It’s that age-old question – how did we get here? Theories of evolution can help us understand our origins. And yes, there are controversial ones. Whether you believe it or not, I would imagine that the majority of us have heard of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Darwin believed in natural…

10 Signs of Toxic Sibling Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

There’s no law that says we have to get on with our siblings. Thankfully, most of us have pretty good family dynamics. But some people have toxic sibling relationships. So what’s the difference between say typical sibling rivalries to toxic sibling relationships? Healthy sibling relationships are compassionate, loving, willing to…

The Nature of Reality and 4 Experiments That Show Reality Is an Illusion

As a species, the human race has evolved to the point where we ask ourselves fundamental questions to help make sense of our existence. One such question is, What is the nature of reality? If I asked you to explain what reality is, you might respond by saying that it…

How Decision-Making Psychology Explains Why We Vote the Way We Do

What is decision-making psychology and what has it got to do with how we vote? The psychology of decision-making demonstrates that every conscious decision we make is influenced by our emotions, unconscious thoughts, biases, and prejudices. These influences are mental shortcuts that help us make faster choices. We have learnt…

What Is Internet Gaming Disorder and Why Experts Disagree on the Diagnosis

There is some confusion as to whether internet gaming disorder is an actual disorder. But if we look at the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), we can see there is a concern. In Section III, Internet Gaming Disorder is considered to be serious…

Has an Alien Signal Been Detected? SETI Research and the First Contact

Astronomers have detected mysterious radio bursts from a galaxy 1.5 billion light-years away. So could this be an alien signal? Before we talk about an alien signal, let's mention that the universe is an overwhelmingly vast and silent space. This is because sound waves cannot travel through a vacuum. But…