Despite decades of progress, there are some mysteries even science can’t explain. Here is a look at the top 10 such mysteries:
1. Migration of birds:
With the arrival of winters, birds tend to migrate to areas with milder weather. Science has yet to discover how these birds are able to detect which areas have milder weather.
2. Living things that can survive without oxygen
Oxygen is a must for most living beings, even microscopic one. However, there are certain living organisms (bacteria) that not only survive without oxygen but can even grow without it.
3. Sixth sense The sixth sense isn’t just a gimmick used by scary movies. It is a reality that we tend to live by and some people plainly call it intuition. Yet, despite being so widespread, our powers of intuition have stumped sciences for ages.
4. Ghosts Science cannot prove that ghosts exist. In fact, it considers them to be figments of our imagination. But to those of us who has been spooked by something during a midnight raid of the fridge know better than to trust the scientists on this one.
5. Aliens There are many who claim to have seen aliens from other planets, but science has yet to find any evidence of their existence.
6. Magnets and Direction: Scientists are still unsure why magnets have south and north poles, despite expanding greatly on the theory of magnetism.
7. Yawning: There are many myths related to yawning. Some say that you yawn because you are tired. Some say that you yawn because your blood lacks oxygen. But the jury of science is still out on this age-old question.
8. Placebo effect:
Placebo effect is a disguised effect of a medication. If a patient is told that a certain kind of medication will work best, he/she will take the medication and feel good straight away. Despite being able to prove that the placebo effect is real, science is still puzzling over why this effect takes place.
9. Bermuda Triangle: The source of much mystery, the Bermuda Triangle will probably never be explained adequately by science.
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10. Tomato genes
A tomato contains around 31760 genes. That is 7,000 times far more than a human body. But no one knows why.