Sign in

Here to make science more meaningful, relatable, and fun!

Learn to bow out in order to honour your mind, and your life.


They say saying “no” is a prized skill. Perhaps a superpower. However, not everyone can successfully accomplish this task. To some, it is an overwhelming, strenuous activity often experienced with a fear of missing out or being rejected. Since we keep shoehorning stuff in our everyday lives, we tend to minimise social tension by simply agreeing to everything. But the thing is, wrestling internally can be physically and psychologically unhealthy.

Why is saying “no” so hard?

The struggle to fit in is a part of our everyday survival skills. As human beings, our very instinct is to have a feeling…

The technique of coming back to the present moment.

Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Last week, my best friend called me in the middle of the night. She complained she had been tossing and turning almost for four hours. Her continuous wheezing got me concerned. As she began telling me her worries, I realised how easy it is for our mind to wander off, even when our body very much stays in place.

Mind-wandering is not entirely a distraction. Jumping between memories, imagining, planning, and setting distant goals is a default “spontaneous mode” that can happen in two ways — either a person deliberately turns their attention to a task, or is a matter…

They are all ridiculously rich, and they have set their eyes to conquer space and beyond.

Source: Business Insider India

While Jeff Bezos is aiming for the moon, Elon Musk dreams of setting a colony on Mars. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will soon set its course for space expedition, and Yuri Milner, the Russian- Israeli billionaire, continues to build a roadmap for his interstellar project. The commercial space age is here, and this is only the beginning!

The space race has been a phenomenon of the past, starting from the early days of the 1950s. With WWII ending, the Americans and Soviets announced they would launch satellites in the orbit. The Soviets took a phenomenal lead with Sputnik 1, and…

Hope is malleable, perhaps measurable, and science believes that is the most predictive indicator of a person’s well-being.

Amidst the steady stream of worrisome news, there is a new science emerging — the science of hope, one that is helping people to cope. The current pandemic is unlike anything we have ever seen. With the virus spreading almost to every continent, continuing to infect many, and swelling up the death toll, every day brings a piece of news that is worse than the day before. Yet among these tragedies, several research communities, health professionals, and government agencies keep chanting about hope. Ask what it is we can do to defeat the virus, they say build immunity, but even…

Confronting the fear of job-stealing robots in the labour market.


It took roughly ten thousand years from writing to printing press, but only five hundred more to get into email. Clearly, we are at the dawn of the new age: the age of Artificial Intelligence.

Intelligence used to be the province of only humans, but it no longer is. A decade ago, robots still seemed pretty limited, and now, not so much. Today, the world is fast evolving and technological revolution is at the forefront. AI probes into the possibility of stimulating human intelligence into a machine, thus generating a plethora of possibilities. …

Anjana Vijay

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store