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LOOK: Thirsty? Starbucks Philippines launches two new limited edition drinks

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Both beverages will be available starting June 4

Amazon opens plant-filled 'The Spheres' buildings

Jan 30, 2018 - 3:13 PM

Amazon's new workplace is billed as 'more like a tropical rainforest in the clouds than an office'

SPHERES. People walk past the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle, Washington on January 29, 2018, during the grand opening of the company's new office space. Amazon opened its new Seattle office space which looks more like a rainforest. The company created the Spheres Complex to help spark employee creativity. Photo by Jason Redmon/AFP


Scientists discover strange planet with 3 stars

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The planet named HD 131399Ab is located about 340 light years from Earth and is believed to be about 16 million years old

epa05413486 An undated handout artist's impression made avaiable by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on 07 July 2016 showing view of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. The planet is known as HD 131399Ab and appears at the lower-left of the picture. Located about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), HD 131399Ab is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets discovered to date, and one of very few directly imaged planets. With a temperature of around 580 degrees Celsius and an estimated mass of four Jupiter masses, it is also one of the coldest and least massive directly-imaged exoplanets. EPA/L. Calcada / ESO / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: ESO/L. Calcada HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Phelps partners with Aqua Sphere for line of swimming equipment

Aug 09, 2014 - 1:09 PM

To be able to have more of a hands on type of thing with the products I think it s just something that I always dreamed of says Phelps

SWIMMING GEAR. Michael Phelps teams up with swimming equipment makers Aqua Sphere. Photo from Aqua Sphere's YouTube channel

Preventing chronic malnutrition in emergencies

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda affected areas exceeds the 30 global threshold according to the World Health Organization

MALNUTRITION AND YOLANDA. The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda-affected areas exceeds the 30% global threshold, according to the World Health Organization. Photo from World Vision

Google working on improved camera app?

Apr 03, 2014 - 2:56 PM

Is Google planning a standalone update to improve the Camera app on its devices?

NEXUS 5. Screenshot from Google's Nexus 5 website

UN hit for not funding Yolanda shelters

Feb 07, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Three months after Yolanda hit the Philippines the UN hasn t promised to build permanent shelters for typhoon survivors

Palace: Shelters need not follow int'l model

Jan 08, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda says bunkhouses in Yolanda ravaged areas are temporary anyway and better than tents better than living under tarpaulins

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul

DPWH didn't know standard for shelters

Jan 08, 2014 - 8:48 AM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson says it s his first time to read Sphere a benchmark cited by groups in slamming Haiyan bunkhouses

FINISHED BUNKHOUSES. These structures serve as temporary shelters in Barangay 62, Tacloban City. Photo by LeANNE Jazul