Maria Isabel Garcia
Maria Isabel Garcia
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The right to grow
by Maria Isabel Garcia - September 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Sometime ago, I was struck by an unfamiliar image of a brain and its caption said it was that of an infant. It only showed the surface and it was incredibly smooth.
Curious souls
by Maria Isabel Garcia - September 13, 2012 - 12:00am
One fine morning in 1992 when I was living in the US, I opened the Washington Post and read these headlines: Catholic Church Pardons Galileo. Reading the headlines suspended my thoughts and some coffee on my lips....
Who's your boss?
by Maria Isabel Garcia - September 6, 2012 - 12:00am
Who chooses for you? Most of us would like to think that we are able to do slow, carefully measured as well as split-second evaluations and then say “I choose this.”
Ode to the worrier
by Maria Isabel Garcia - August 30, 2012 - 12:00am
When we fret about things, we are often told by our family and friends not to worry. And for those who are really pushing it, they even add “be happy.”
The secret of superstition
by Maria Isabel Garcia - August 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Whenever I receive a chain message or observe some ritualistic prescription on how to change one’s luck or turn the force of nature, I get amused.
The age of loneliness
by Maria Isabel Garcia - May 10, 2012 - 12:00am
Looking for an anti-aging solution that is not in a bottle?
Einstein meets Travolta
by Maria Isabel Garcia - April 26, 2012 - 12:00am
It is a scary thought. We generally don’t think of scientists when it comes to dancing and no one came blame us, especially not the scientists.
We shallow beings
by Maria Isabel Garcia - April 19, 2012 - 12:00am
When we mention things that seem merely instinctive or do not require much thought, we usually refer to them as “shallow” (“mababaw”) while when we talk about things that force us to go beyond...
Truly immortal
by Maria Isabel Garcia - April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
I kept imagining her cells as they were embedded on a 14” x 20” frame.
Radiant science and science-writing
by Maria Isabel Garcia - April 5, 2012 - 12:00am
I get high on every good science book but imagine my spirits on a projectile with a radiant book on science.
We have two heads
by Maria Isabel Garcia - March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
You have two heads, i.e., two “masters” in your brain.
We have world peace
by Maria Isabel Garcia - March 22, 2012 - 12:00am
We are at peace because we are weird. That is how I understood the conclusion of Mark Pagel, a fellow of the Royal Society, as I listened to him in the Guardian’s podcast with Alok Jha.
Cirque de Genome
by Maria Isabel Garcia - March 15, 2012 - 12:00am
There’s a circus going on in your insides — lots of things breaking off from where they are supposed to be and going somewhere else and doing their thing.
How to stop a talking head
by Maria Isabel Garcia - March 8, 2012 - 12:00am
Have you ever stared at someone who was talking his/her head off and wondered where in the universe is the power to stop him or her?
The science of being a fan
by Maria Isabel Garcia - March 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Those close to me know me for having a very low IQ when it comes to knowing who’s who in the celebrity scene, whether in showbiz or society in general.
Another way to keep Elvis out of the building
by Maria Isabel Garcia - February 23, 2012 - 12:00am
I found an experiment that holds great promise in the area of managing fertility and personal comedies.
Love? Sheesh, a burp lasts longer
by Maria Isabel Garcia - February 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Which is faster — the speed of light or the time it takes for one to fall in love?
The signature of 'grace'
by Maria Isabel Garcia - February 9, 2012 - 12:00am
If “grace” could have a signature pattern on your brain, what would it look like?
Forget sticks and stones; we break for less...
by Maria Isabel Garcia - February 2, 2012 - 12:00am
Most of us generally consider our emotional lives separate from our physical lives.
Secret's NOT in the sauce
by Maria Isabel Garcia - January 26, 2012 - 12:00am
Chicken soup by my mom, canard a l’orange by Celso, fried chicken by my sister-in-law Ate Glo, dahl by Mitzi, Russian coffee cakes by Suzette, pudding by Dette, and mechado by my Lola Abua.
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