EU science chief: msg to academics and policymakers

CaSE  held its annual lecture last night with a most prominent speaker: the EU Chief Scientific Adviser to President J.M. Barroso. In addition to an invigorating talk about European scientific excellence and her role in promoting it, Prof Anne Glover had clear messages to the scientific and policymaking communities. Science in part of our CULTURE. […]

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Walking on egg shells

Funny thing that health. Nice to have, even to work for in the form of exercise and eating healthily, however we still take it for granted and act all surprised when it deteriorates. I recently had a pause in my life brought about by severe back pains. They occurred initially over a week’s time, manifesting […]

Recognize it when it hits you

How come we have such strong self-preservation mechanisms? Instinctively, they are there to ensure our survival. Ever been hurt? Physically or emotionally, the same forces go to work. We may have learnt the mechanisms already when young: run to mamá. More detrimental ways are learnt later on: Escape to liquor, or any other addictive substance. […]

Girl power

-I’m beginning to understand what “wrapped around your little finger” means, said Ilkka yesterday as he was waving at little miss sunshine, who was going to bed waving back and looking as cute as ever. -Well, just LOOK at her!! said Ilkka again. I laughed out loud. Our Mother’s Day 2010 highlight had been: Eating […]