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Not the only one: Protest 'Lennon Walls' flower across Hong Kong

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:48 AM

A banner flying from a bridge next to the wall of parliament throughout the occupation of 2014 quotes John Lennon's song 'Imagine': 'You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one'

This photo taken on July 10, 2019 shows traditional Chinese script (top) that reads "Lennon Tunnel", as people walk past messages related to protests against the proposed extradition bill pasted onto walls in an underpass at Tai Po Market in Hong Kong. Plastered in colourful sticky-notes carrying messages of defiance towards Hong Kong's government, so-called "Lennon Walls" have sprung up across the city -- though fights have broken out as Beijing loyalists try to tear them down.  VIVEK PRAKASH / AFP

Why we need creative masters to redefine our world

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How far-reaching is human imagination?

LOOK: Disney's humanoid acrobat in action

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The autonomous robot can correct itself in air to land tricks flawlessly. It is being designed for use in Disney theme parks, and potentially, Disney movies in the future

FLYBOT. Disney's humanoid acrobat from their Stuntworks project flies through the air, catapulted by a big swing. Screenshot from Disney

Student-made app identifies medical conditions by scanning your fingernails

Apr 17, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Bionyx, developed by students from the Technological Institute of the Philippines Quezon City, wins the local finals of the 2018 Microsoft Imagine Cup

This PH-made app finished in top 10 of Microsoft's tech competition

Aug 31, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Minerva designed by students from Lyceum of the Philippines aids the visually impaired by describing the objects around them

MULTI-SKILLED. Team Opticode says it can describe a wide variety of things, including contextual details. Images from official Minerva website

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Decades later, Yoko Ono to be credited on 'Imagine'

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:06 AM

John Lennon and Yoko Ono are now co writers on the song Imagine

'Hoax Analyzer' wins at Microsoft software development contest

May 03, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The entry from Indonesia s Team CIMOL places first in the regional finals of Microsoft s Imagine Cup 2017

ANTI-HOAX TOOL. Results are shown with a probable estimate if a piece of text or an image is "fact" or "hoax." Screenshot from

PH-SoKor, hunger, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

'Creative imagination' under Duterte, or interpreting what he says

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at some of President Rodrigo Duterte s controversial statements and how his Cabinet officials tried to make sense of them

President Rodrigo Duterte spares time to accommodate queries from members of Japanese media in Malacañang on October 24. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Go ahead, daydream!

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

[Science Solitaire] Do we remember less if we daydream more? The answers are not so simple

'Imagine You & Me' Review: Harmless diversion

Jul 15, 2016 - 10:22 PM

The film is mostly a collection of finely conceived scenes whether comedic romantic or dramatic that are weaved together to create a serviceable whole that is dulled by sheer redundancy writes Oggs Cruz

WATCH: Aldub goes to Italy in romantic 'Imagine You and Me' trailer

Jun 16, 2016 - 8:21 PM

UPDATED Alden is Andrew while Maine is Gara who has one problem: she s NBSB No Boyfriend Since Birth

WATCH: The Imagined President with Patricia Evangelista and Nicole Curato

May 09, 2016 - 1:55 AM

The presidential profile series which maps the narratives presented by both candidates and their critics took 6 months to complete

The Last Battle of Miriam Defensor-Santiago

May 02, 2016 - 9:24 PM

Her last crusade is not a fight for the presidency It is a battle for relevance – one that she lost long before the first vote was cast

The Tragedy of Jejomar Binay

May 02, 2016 - 9:16 PM

His name is a betrayal Jesus and Joseph and Mary blistering the tongue Watch your back check your pockets – and mourn the man who could have been

The Inheritance of Mar Roxas

May 02, 2016 - 9:09 PM

His name is Manuel Araneta Roxas II son of a senator grandson to a president anointed heir of two dynasties the last living hope of a dream that was born in the sugar plantations of Negros He may not have been the first choice of the President or his family but we are told second is the best we deserve

The Legend of Grace Poe

May 02, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Poe benefits from the flaws of every candidate because she has never been in a position where flaws can be discovered Hers is a story of epic proportions but it is in the end only a story

The Rapture of Rodrigo Duterte

May 02, 2016 - 8:38 PM

We write this as a warning The streets will run red if Rodrigo Duterte keeps his promise Take him at his word and know you could be next

Heir to the Kingdom

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Listen to him ramble about unfairness drone on about rules the perfect whipping boy for every grinning bully with a spitball and a baseball bat

The Bully

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:05 PM

See him watch him howling through the night in a roar of chrome and steel Tell your boys run Tell your women hide Get out steer clear and God help the fuckers who get in the way

The Loudest of Them All

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:04 PM

For the third time Miriam Defensor Santiago continues to believe she will win the presidency Stupid is forever she says

The Bandit King

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Lord of the city thief in the night the barefaced bandit who ll take what he can get and pawn what he can’t Watch your back check your pockets – and wash your hands after he leaves

The Imagined President

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Rappler s presidential profile series maps the narratives presented by both candidates and critics in the campaign for 2016

Mar of the People

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Here he speaks the private man called into a public life without drama without illusions without the grand narratives of his political opponents Watch him stolid and square marching fast forward to the future

The Smartest of Them All

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Any idiot can run for political office Any idiot can ramble through a useless privilege speech Choose the leader who is number one Choose the woman who will stand who will fight and who will not die at the hands of intellectual pygmies

The Once and Future King

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Amazing Grace they call her the unknown hero born from unknown roots drafted into reluctant service by fate and circumstance her heart pure her courage vast

Cinderella Man

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

His name is a benediction Jesus and Joseph and Mary rolling off the tongue He is Jojo to his friends He is Binay to the press He is the defender of the downtrodden and the persecuted hero of the common man Jojo Binay is family and family looks out for family ”

The Punisher

Feb 19, 2016 - 8:00 AM

See him watch him bursting into the night in a roar of chrome and steel Tell the crooks to run Tell the pimps to hide Blow out the smoke get out steer clear and fuck all the fuckers who get in the way

Benedict Anderson and the Philippines’ place in the world

Dec 19, 2015 - 3:56 PM

Ben was glad to have put the Philippines on the global academic map It was his way of giving back to the country he loved

A tribute: Ben Anderson’s brain

Dec 18, 2015 - 8:31 AM

His gentle presence notwithstanding Ben Anderson always kept us on our toes because we had no idea how to answer his questions which usually start with the query What’s odd about it?

Ben Anderson (left) died in Batu, Malang, in his sleep on December 13, 2015. Photo from Twitter

Dari COP 21 hasilkan kesepakatan Paris sampai Hendra/Ahsan jadi juara dunia

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Juga di wRap 14 Desember: Menkopolhukam Luhut Panjaitan angkat bicara tentang kasus Papa Minta Saham jelang pemanggilannya oleh MKD Ilmuan Ben Anderson meninggal dunia dan keseruan DWP meriahkan akhir pekan di ibu kota

COP 21. Perundingan COP 21 di Paris, Prancis, menghasilkan Kesepakatan Paris untuk mengatasi dampak negatif perubahan iklim. Foto oleh Rappler

Author of 'Imagined Communities' dies in his sleep in Indonesia

Dec 13, 2015 - 5:51 PM

Just two days before his death Anderson discussed his newest book at the University of Indonesia

Ben Anderson (left) died in Batu, Malang, in his sleep on December 13, 2015. Photo from Twitter

WATCH: Musician plays 'Imagine' outside Bataclan, site of deadly Paris attack

Nov 15, 2015 - 2:15 PM

German pianist Davide Martello brings a mobile keyboard near the entrance of the Bataclan theater and plays John Lennon s Imagine

In Twitter pics and clips: Imagine Dragons live in Manila 2015

Aug 27, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Lead singer Dan Reynolds talks about his connection to the Philippines clips of the group performing their biggest hits and more

WATCH: Imagine Dragons share PH experience, touring highs and lows

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:16 PM

Wayne Sermon and Daniel Platzman talk about their new single traveling with each other and even Manila traffic

IMAGINE DRAGONS. Daniel Platzman and Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons during their stay in Manila for the band's 'Smoke + Mirrors" concert tour. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler  Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Imagine Dragons arrive in Manila

Aug 26, 2015 - 9:33 PM

The group is in the country for their concert at the Mall of Asia Arena

Rappler Talk: Science and the power of imagination

May 04, 2015 - 5:03 PM

How does studying the inner workings of the brain allow Disney s chief imagineer to create many different worlds taking the form of theme parks?

Imagine Dragons coming to Manila

Apr 14, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Details below

#PugadBaboy: Mindset

Dec 03, 2014 - 5:00 AM

See the future at the Mind Museum

Jul 21, 2014 - 2:32 PM

How will our lives adapt to a future shaped by climate change? Visit the Mind Museum on July 26 to find out

10 tips for your next brainstorming session at work

Jun 08, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Dreading your next big meeting? Empowering advice from former Disney Imagineer McNair Wilson

Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar to play at 2014 Grammys

Dec 20, 2013 - 8:38 AM

Grammy organizers confirm a performance by the elusive duo

GRAMMY PERFORMERS. Daft Punk attends the WSJ. Magazine's "Innovator Of The Year" Awards 2013 at The Museum of Modern Art in November. AFP File Photo

#PugadBaboy: Imagine punchline 2

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What happens if John Lennon s dream comes true

#PugadBaboy: Imagine

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What happens if John Lennon dream comes true

#PugadBaboy: Imagine punchline 3

Oct 24, 2013 - 5:00 AM

What happens if John Lennon s dream comes true

[Science Solitaire] Your Imagining Brain

Oct 04, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Imagination has come to be such a defining trait of our species as humans But how do we imagine?

Battle of ‘Imagine:’ Migz sings to Koko too

Mar 01, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Koko Pimentel and Migz Zubiri both sing their versions of Imagine Whose message will voters believe?