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Yolanda survivor takes up physics in MIT as 'bigger contribution to the world'

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Coming from the province that was severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda, Andales shares how her experience fueled her passion for research and science communication

MIT cuts Huawei collaboration over U.S. investigations

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Huawei also faces a global US blacklisting campaign over espionage fears

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

UP inches up in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2017 - 11:50 AM

UPDATED The University of the Philippines now ranks 367th in the world according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

2016 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to pair for work on contract theory

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on contract theory

NOBEL LAUREATES. Bengt Holmstrom and Oliver Hart. Photos courtesy MIT, Harvard

UP improves in 2016 QS world rankings

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:55 AM

The 3 other Philippine universities in the annual list maintain their 2015 rankings

A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed – at first

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:36 AM

When the signal finally got to the Earth on September 14 we knew within 3 minutes that our instruments had seen something really different

A undated handout graphic, made available February 11, 2016 by NASA / CALTECH-JPL, showing an artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL/EPA

Lower world rankings for UP, AdMU, DLSU

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:18 AM

But the 3 universities are part of the top 300 globally when it comes to employer reputation

'Don't stay silent in face of racism' - Filipina MIT grad

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Fellow student achiever Carmela Lao a Filipina Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate comes to the defense of UP summa cum laude graduate Tiffany Uy and calls for an end to racism

Humans may only survive 68 days on Mars – study

Oct 15, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Oxygen levels would start to deplete after about two months and scientists said new technologies are required before humans can permanently settle on Mars an MIT study reveals

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

UP, Ateneo move up in world rankings

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States still dominates the annual ranking of 800 schools that help international students pick where to enroll

Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse scientists say

This image depicts the injection sites and the expression of the viral constructs in the two areas of the brain studied: the Dentate Gyrus of the hippocampus (middle) and the Basolateral Amygdala (bottom corners). Image courtesy of the researchers via MIT News

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment MOXIE aims to see if Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe

The innovative organization

May 31, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Rappler talks to research scientist Dr Jayakanth Srinivasan about building organizations designed for innovation

Tropical cyclones moving poleward, says study

May 16, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Regions once considered to be relatively cyclone safe may become more exposed while regions closer to the equator may run less risk of being hit

A satellite image of Tropical Storm Man-yi (which later became a typhoon) on September 13, 2013, at 1:15 UTC. Man-yi later hit Japan. Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Scientists: Scroll that mentions Jesus' wife genuine

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Discovery of the scroll renews debates over celibacy and the role of women in the Church since Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was not married

US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

Jan 31, 2014 - 7:28 AM

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges related to the bombings

DZOKHAR TSARNAEV.The US seeks the death penalty for the accused Boston bomber.  File photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

UP, AdMU, UST lose ground in world rankings

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:55 AM

As one of the emerging Asian Tigers the Philippines should invest in knowledge creation to fuel and sustain its rapid growth

MIT claims hands clean in suicide of Internet activist

Jul 31, 2013 - 8:56 AM

Panel report: MIT remained neutral on whether he should be prosecuted and did not try to influence handling of the case

Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson via Wikipedia

'False memories' take life in the lab

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:47 AM

A better understanding of false memories could help treat post traumatic stress and possibly cut back on inaccurate eyewitness testimony that jails innocent people experts say

Weighing social media as a crisis tool

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Let s look at social media and its role during and after the Boston bombing and the issues that made it problematic

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS. Going over social media and its role during and after the Boston bombing.

Timeline: Boston marathon bombings

Apr 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Here are the key events related to the Boston marathon bombings on April 15

Boston bombing suspect believed surrounded: media

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Gunfire erupted minutes after police said they believed that Tsarnaev had escaped a mass dragnet thrown over Watertown

MANHUNT. Watertown, Massachusetts is placed on lockdown as police search for 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He is "armed and dangerous," according to Boston police. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Boston bomb suspects 'unknown in Chechnya'

Apr 19, 2013 - 11:18 PM

What happened in America is the fault of the American special services

BROTHERS Tsarnaev. 26-year-old Dzhokhar and 19-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

The brothers Tsarnaev: suspected Boston bombers

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:20 PM

The two suspects appear to hail from Russia s war torn Chechnya but have been in the United States for several years

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

Manhunt for 19-yr-old bombing suspect

Apr 19, 2013 - 9:39 PM

UPDATED Tamerlan Tsarnaev another Boston marathon bombing suspect was killed in a shootout Friday

MANHUNT. Watertown, Massachusetts is placed on lockdown as police search for 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He is "armed and dangerous," according to Boston police. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Manhunt ongoing for MIT shooter

Apr 19, 2013 - 11:25 AM

5th UPDATE A manhunt is ongoing for the suspect in the shooting of an MIT police officer who died of multiple gunshot wounds

Fish out of water: coelacanth helps evolutionary probe

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Analysis of the coelacanth genome shows three billion letters of DNA code making it roughly the same size as a human s

A stuffed coelacanth on display. Todd Huffman/Wikimedia Commons

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Jan 14, 2013 - 8:34 AM

The death of prominent Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz who took his own life at the age of 26 weeks before he faced trial sparked grief and anger Sunday January 13 from online rights advocates

SWARTZ. Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson via Wikipedia.

Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Jan 12, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Well known in tech circles he was a co owner of social news site Reddit

SWARTZ. Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson off Wikipedia.

Vest lets Facebook users hug from afar

Oct 06, 2012 - 9:34 AM

A vest developed in Massachusetts Institute of Technology lets Facebook users hug one another no matter how far apart they are

Weight loss for man, big balls for mice?

May 08, 2012 - 2:57 PM

What started as a yogurt and weight loss experiment became about yogurt and semen increase

NO TESTS, PLEASE. Mice want big love, nothing else. Photo from demotix.com