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Chess grandmaster Frayna graduates cum laude, class valedictorian

Jun 24, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Janelle Mae Frayna is a grandmaster in chess and real life

GRANDMASTER. Janelle Mae Frayna, the Philippines' first woman chess grandmaster, unlocks another milestone in her life as she graduates top of her class. Photo by Zymon Bumantay from Janelle Mae Frayna's Facebook account

Ford cancels Mexico plant, will boost U.S. output

Jan 04, 2017 - 7:39 AM

Ford s decision to cancel the 1 6 billion investment in the state of San Luis Potosi is a big blow to Mexico

STAYING IN THE U.S. This file photo taken on January 7, 2015 shows a lineup of Ford Focus vehicles seen on an assembly line at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Saul Loeb/AFP

China fines GM unit $29M for 'price-fixing'

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:44 PM

SAIC GM – a joint venture between the American company and the state owned SAIC Motor Corporation – is ordered to cough up 201 million yuan approximately 4 of its mainland sales last year

This photo taken on September 23, 2014 shows a staff member working in the factory of Shanghai GM Wuhan branch in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province. Stringer/AFP

Golden State overwhelming NBA title favorites in GM poll

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:34 AM

A whopping 69 of GMs expect the Golden State Warriors to reclaim the NBA title this season

TITLE FAVORITES. Golden State has added Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City to an already formidable squad. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

SC reverses earlier ruling on Bt talong, GMOs

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:23 AM

These cases which stemmed from respondents petition for Writ of Kalikasan were mooted by the expiration of the Biosafety Permits and the termination of Bt talong field trials subject of the permits

Industry calls for fast lane for self-driving cars in US

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM

If every state is left to go its own way operating self driving cars across state boundaries would be an unworkable situation says Google s Chris Urmson

The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, DC May 14, 2012. The system on a modified Toyota Prius combines information gathered from Google Street View with artificial intelligence software that combines input from video cameras inside the car, a LIDAR sensor on top of the vehicle, radar sensors on the front of the vehicle and a position sensor attached to one of the rear wheels that helps locate the car's position on the map. As of 2010, Google has tested several vehicles equipped with the system, driving 1,609 kilometres (1,000 mi) without any human intervention, in addition to 225,308 kilometres (140,000 mi) with occasional human intervention. Google expects that the increased accuracy of its automated driving system could help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, while using energy and space on roadways more efficiently. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER / AFP / KAREN BLEIER

SC stops field testing of Bt talong, GMOs

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Supreme Court cites the precautionary principle in upholding the decision of the appellate court which stopped field trials for the genetically modified eggplant

STOPPED. The Supreme Court stops field testing for Bt talong and other GMOs. Graphic by Nico Villarete/Rappler

A response to the IMHO of David Yap II on Bongbong Marcos

Oct 16, 2015 - 1:41 PM

To actively erase Martial Law from our past by installing the chief advocate of its whitewash in such close proximity to the presidency? NeverAgain

E-trikes to be deployed in Makati by March 2016

Oct 06, 2015 - 4:38 PM

At P160 per day for 3 years the drivers will be able to own the e trikes from the Japanese run Global Mobility Service

ECO-FRIENDLY. Electric tricycles like these will soon be deployed in Makati City. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

General Motors recalls 70,000 autos from Russia

Oct 05, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Tests have shown the cars hydraulic assisted steering system could develop cracks in temperatures below minus 40 Celsius 40 Fahrenheit

GM recalls 7.6M more US cars after crashes, deaths

Jul 01, 2014 - 10:45 AM

About 8 2 million of the 8 4 million vehicles in the US Canada and Mexico are being recalled to address a problem of unintended ignition key rotation

MASSIVE RECALL. General Motors announced another massive recall on June 30 following 7 crashes and 3 fatalities. File photo from General Motors/John F. Martin

GM announces new recall: 1.5M vehicles

Mar 18, 2014 - 12:52 AM

General Motors announces its second massive recall in two months as it works to contain a growing scandal over the safety of its vehicles

The GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, June 22, 2005. (General Motors/John F. Martin)

General Motors welcomes first female CEO

Dec 10, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Company veteran Mary Barra succeeds Dan Akerson as chief executive becoming the first woman to lead the largest US automaker

GM'S FIRST FEMALE CEO. Mary Barra speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Photo by Paul Morigi/AFP

D-Day looms for EU on GM crop cultivation

Nov 07, 2013 - 9:52 AM

European governments will soon decide whether to block or allow cultivation of genetically modified crops on the continent

EUROPE'S CORN. One day, will all corn in Europe be genetically-modified?

Golden Rice: The next GMO battleground

Oct 05, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Now at the 4th level of testing Golden Rice is seen as the last barrier to wide acceptance of GMOs

STANDING UP FOR GOLDEN RICE. Pro-GMO scientist Wayne Parrot holds up a jar of conventional rice on one hand and a jar of Golden Rice on the other. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler